Caribbean 1796 Faden linen backed folding map old color West India islandsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A General Chart of the West India islands with the Adjacent Coasts of the Spanish Continent
by L.S. de la Rochette
Issued London, Sept. 22, 1796 by W. Faden.
(Caribbean- Cuba- Florida- Honduras- Panama- Porto Rico- Hispaniola)
Fine scarce late 18th century antique engraved folding linen backed map, with original outline hand color. Eight panels.
Light uniform paper age toning with inoffensive light offsetting, original fold line(s), remaining clean - a pleasing and well preserved visual example.
Sheet measures c. 22 1/2" H x 31" W.
Printed area measures c. 20 1/2" x 30".
Antique Map Price Record, a single example (variant to this one, same plate size but 16 panels, thus smaller format) appears within the entire price record of a linen backed version, selling at auction for $2500 in 2005.
Maps & Plans in London Public Record Office, America & West Indies, 2982.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, V. 2, p.45-6 .