Auction 96, Lot 234

"Ste. Lucie d'apres les Plans leves par les Anglois lors quils la possedoient", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Saint Lucia

Period: 1779 (dated)


Color: Black & White

18.2 x 24 inches
46.2 x 61 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. The inset "Plan du Carenage" shows soundings, anchorages and fortifications. Segmented & mounted on 18th century linen with vellum tab labeled in manuscript brown ink.


Condition: A

Slight browning, still overall very good for a working sea chart.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/12/2001