Auction 110, Lot 266

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

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1671 (published)

Publication: Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.5 x 11.2 inches
36.8 x 28.4 cm

Outstanding 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

Professional tissue repair of bottom centerfold. Couple of tiny unobtrusive spots and a minor printer's crease.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $800

Closed on 3/2/2005

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