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The Antilles.

After Bonne Rigobert The Antilles Islands. "Aanhangzel tot de Antilles Eilenden. Uit de Engelische Kaarten Getrokken." Amsterdam? Unknown C1780
Copper engraved Map of the Antilles after Rigobert Bonne. Text in Dutch; verso blank Original old outline colour.
The map is a Dutch version of the map that appears in Raynal's" Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dressé pour l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Établissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes, "1780.
Essentially 10 maps in one. Uppermost map is the largest and details the region from Porto Rico to St. Martin, encompassing the Virgin Islands. Nine smaller maps include: Barbados, St. Christopher, Antigua, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbuda, St. Vincent, Granada, and Tobago. All identify important towns, ports, and topographical features. Cartographically these maps are based on English nautical charts of the period. Good impression, clean and bright.

The map is either after that of Bonne or the original version: there is no indication of printer or cartographer on the map.
341 by 230mm (13½ by 9 inches).   ref: 2036  €175

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