Auction 103, Lot 221

"Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris adiacentibus", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication: Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.2 x 11.2 inches
36.1 x 28.4 cm

Marvelous map of the West Indies that also incorporates the eastern coast of North America from the Chesapeake through the Gulf of Mexico, Central America and the northern coast of South America. Cartographically based on Hessel Gerritsz' chart of 1631 and Blaeu's map of 1634. Scenic title cartouche fills the North American continent and an equally graphic scale of miles cartouche fills the interior of South America, each surrounded by Native Americans and European merchants. The seas are embellished with rhumb lines, ships and compass roses.

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Condition: A

Fine crisp impression. Professionally backed with light Japanese tissue with a bit of paper restoration at fold, but no loss of engraved image.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $700

Closed on 6/11/2003

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