"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
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.
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.