Popple, Henry
1742

Antique plan Fort-de-France Bay on Martinique, France Caribbean

Fort Royal in Martinica

DESCRIPTION: Antique chart fragment ca. 1742 of Baie de Fort-de-France or Fort-de-France Bay on the west side of the Island of Martinique, an overseas region of France. Includes Fort-de-France (Fort Royal). With soundings and sand banks delineated. Key locations named on the map include Flemish Bay, Grand and Petit Islets, Ramieres or Ramiers Ilet, and Cul de Sac au Hay.

This antique map was originally published by Covens and Mortier in 1742 in "Les Principales Forteresses Ports etc. de L'Amerique Septentrionale" a sheet containing harbor and island maps and plans of the Americas. This map is a fragment trimmed from the larger sheet.

That sheet of 18 maps and plans of islands and harbors was published by Covens and Mortier to replace Popple's original large map of 20 sheets with a more manageable six-sheet version. Popple's original map was titled: "A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto".

CREATOR: Popple, Henry

PUBLICATION DATE: 1742

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Martinique

BODY OF WATER: Caribbean Sea

CONDITION: Fair.  Trimmed to the neatline aon all sides. Two small archivally repaired tears.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 6 " x 6 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $85

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