Rare early map of the island of Guadeloupe, published in Jean Baptiste Du Tertre Histoire generale des Antilles habitées par les Francois . . .
Engraved by François de La Pointe, this is one of the earliest printed maps of the island.
Du Tertre was sent by the Dominicans as a missionary to the Antilles, where he stayed from 1640 until 1658. His book was described by Sabin as "One of the most valuable [works] we possess on the West Indies." The work is scarce, the final volume, issued in 1671 with additional maps, is very quite rare.
This is the first time we have offered this map for sale.