Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 291

"Isola Spagnuola", Ramusio, Giovanni Battista

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1556 (circa)

Publication: Delle Navigatione e Viaggi

Color: Black & White

10.5 x 7 inches
26.7 x 17.8 cm

A fine early map of Hispaniola derived from the rare 1534 map by Peter Martyr. Hispaniola was the center of activity in the New World during the early part of the sixteenth century and this map relates its importance showing several settlements. The surrounding sea is filled with sailing ships and sea monsters.


Condition: A

Slight show through of Italian text on verso. Couple of wormholes in blank margins, not affecting map.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/1/2004