Auction 102, Lot 259

"[Caribbean]", Schraembl, Franz Anton

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1790 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm

This is a scarce Austrian map based on the important Bowen & Gibson map of North America and the West Indies (Sayer & Bennett 1783 edition). Covers the Caribbean from central Cuba through the Windward and Leeward Islands, includes the northern portion of South America (Terra Firma) and the southern portion of Panama. Very detail throughout with the tract of the Spanish Galleons located. Part of a four sheet set. This sheet includes a large and very decorative cartouche with seven distance scales and map legend.

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Condition: A+

Tiny spots in ocean. Good impression on thick paper with large margins.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/5/2003

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