Auction 110, Lot 265

"Insula S. Iuan de Puerto Rico Caribes vel Canibasum Insulae", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 16 inches
50.8 x 40.6 cm

Handsome map of the Leeward and Windward islands between Puerto Rico and South America. North is oriented to the left as indicated by the compass roses. All of the major islands are named, as are several very tiny ones. The ornate, and beautifully colored, title cartouche includes Neptune, cherubs and nereids. The map is further embellished with a native holding the scale of miles, a sea monster and several sailing ships.


Condition: A

Fine original color. Overall very good with a couple of faint spots in map and some damp stains in blank margins just touching bottom borders.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 3/2/2005