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Auction 191, Lot 399

"Ste. Lucie d'Apres les Plans Leves par les Anglois lors qu'ils la Possedoient…", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: St. Lucia

Period: 1779 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17.9 x 23.4 inches
45.5 x 59.4 cm
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This uncommon chart is the French version of the 1775 map by Thomas Jeffreys. The high quality of the engraving provides the viewer a good perspective on the topography of the island. A legend at bottom identifies plantations and anchorages for large and small vessels. The inset Plan du Carenage shows soundings, anchorages and fortifications.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) M.LER-3a #7.

Condition: B+

Printed on heavy, paper with wide margins and the watermark of a Maltese cross encircled in rosary beads. There are a few light spots and a couple of archivally repaired tears in blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/8/2023