Auction 112, Lot 320

"Isola Spagnuola", Ramusio, Giovanni Battista

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1556 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.6 x 6.8 inches
26.9 x 17.3 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. Italian text on verso.


Condition: A

Slight show through of text on verso, as is usual for this map.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/28/2005