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Auction 99, Lot 278

"Ruatan or Rattan Leve Par Henry Barsnley Lieutenant", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: Central America

Period: 1779 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.7 x 18 inches
60.2 x 45.7 cm

Finely engraved chart featuring the island of Ruatan, known today as Roatan. In the 18th century New Port Royal was the location of a pirate settlement after an earthquake destroyed the original Port Royal in Jamaica. Two large insets: "Vieille Providence et Sta. Catalina" and "Port du Nouveau Port Royal." These charts are extremely detailed and show the locations of settlements, forts, reefs, safe harbors, and fresh water. A large compass rose occupies the center of the chart that was created by Lieutenant Henry Barnsley with improvements by Thomas Jefferys and issued here by Le Rouge.


Condition: B

Clean and crisp with some repairs in margins and couple of tiny wormholes on centerfold that have light tissue repairs on the face of the map.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/12/2002