1831 Depot de la Marine Nautical Chart or Map of Martinique, West Indies

Martinique-depotdelamarine-1851
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Carte Generale de la Maritinique.
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1831 Depot de la Marine Nautical Chart or Map of Martinique, West Indies

Martinique-depotdelamarine-1851


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Title


Carte Generale de la Maritinique.
  1831 (dated)    36.5 x 24.5 in (92.71 x 62.23 cm)

Description


A beautiful French nautical chart or map of Martinique issued in 1831 by the Depot de la Marine. Offers sumptuous detail both inland at sea. There are countess depth soundings as well as notes on undersea features such as banks and shoals. Equally impressive detail inland with beautifully engraved topography throughout. Today Martinique, with its French Caribbean culture, lush rainforests, and stunning beaches is considered a jewel of the Caribbean. Issued by M. Monnier and M. Le Bourguignon-Duperre for the Depot-general de la Marine in 1831.

Cartographer


Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine (fl. 1720 - present), often called the Depot de Marine, was a French hydrographic mapping organization founded in 1720. Much like the U.S. Coast Survey, the British Admiralty, and the Spanish Deposito Hydrografico, the Depot was initiated as a storehouse and distribution center of existing nautical and marine charts. Eventually the Depot initiated its on mapping activities in an attempt to improve and expand upon existing material. Some of the more prominent figures in the development of Depot were Jacques Nicholas Bellin and Riobert Bonne.

Condition


Good. Full centerfold repair. Minor repairs to margins. Oveall toning.