FAHLBERG, Samuel (1758-1834). Charta Ofver on St. Barthelemy. [Stockholm: c.1801.]

The largest and most accurate map of St. Barthelemy of its time: rare. Fahlberg emigrated to St. Barts in 1784 when the island was being relinquished by Framce to Sweden. He practiced not only as a physician, but also became Customs Inspector and Director of Survey. There are very few separate maps to focus on St. Barts before the 20th century, and of those few, this is the most important and accurate. It is also rare, we trace only other one copy of it in the auction records of ABPC and RBH.

Hand-colored copper-engraved map, 503 x 713mm, sight size. (Couple of minor spots in sea on left.) Matted and framed.
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