Auction 96, Lot 255

"La Jamaique aux Anglois dans le Golfe du Mexique [on sheet with] La Bermude aux Anglois", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Bermuda and Jamaica

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau Portatif

Color: Hand Color

10.6 x 7.9 inches
26.9 x 20.1 cm

Two maps on one sheet, Jamaica above Bermuda. Jamaica is engraved to show the plantations, denoting those growing sugar, cotton, cacao, and indigo. The map of Bermuda includes an interesting cartographic error resulting from his copying John Speed's map of 1627. In that map, Bermuda was superimposed over a map of the coastline of New England and Virginia to show the relative position of Bermuda. Le Rouge dropped the coastlines of North America, but left the small depiction of Bermuda, which appears on this map as a small offshore island named Bermudos.


Condition: A

Bit of light foxing with two tiny spots in the Bermuda map, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/12/2001