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Auction 190, Lot 292

"L'Isle de la Martinique", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1704 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Curieux

Color: Black & White

14.1 x 10.3 inches
35.8 x 26.2 cm
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The topography is shown in a more animated style than is normally seen on maps of this era. Engraved by P. Starckman, it provides excellent detail of towns, villages, churches, and forts, and even identifies different religious sects. The map features a key to 63 locations, a decorative title cartouche, and a nice compass rose that orients north to the left. The lot includes a sheet of French text from Atlas Curieux describing the island.

References: Pastoureau, FER I [182].

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a faintly toned and watermarked sheet with a couple of unobtrusive spots and a narrow top margin.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $95

Closed on 11/16/2022