Auction 96, Lot 223

"La Jamaique Dressee sur les derniers Plans", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1778 (dated)


Color: Black & White

24 x 18.2 inches
61 x 46.2 cm

This uncommon chart is the French version of the 1775 map by Thomas Jeffreys. In addition to the extremely detailed map of the whole island, there are two inset maps of the towns and ports of Bluefields and Kingston and Port Royal. Above the title is a large French style compass rose. Segmented & mounted on 18th century linen with vellum tab labeled with manuscript brown ink.


Condition: A

Fine sharp impression with minor soiling and close margins, as is expected for a working sea chart.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/12/2001