"Carte des Antilles Francoises et des Isles Voisines Dressee sur les Memoires Manuscrits...", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: Lesser Antilles
Period: 1717 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
14.6 x 25.4 inches
37.1 x 64.5 cm
This beautiful chart is the first state of Delisle's map of the Antilles that extends from Guadeloupe to Grenada and includes Barbados. Numerous place names are shown, as are the locations of forts, churches, rivers and more. The most remarkable feature is the upside-down depiction of Grenada. The chart is centered on a large compass rose.
References: Tooley (MCC-33) #54.
Contemporary outline color on paper with an IHS watermark. There is some minor staining around the centerfold and a small tear perpendicular to the centerfold that has been closed on verso with archival tape.