Auction 112, Lot 325

"Pascaerte vande Caribes S. Iuan de Porte Rico…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 20.5 inches
59.7 x 52.1 cm

Fine, large sea chart of the Lesser Antilles from the southwestern shore of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico to the adjacent coastline of Venezuela. The chart is centered around a compass rose and is embellished with an elaborate title and distance scales cartouche, featuring a merchant trading with a native, numerous putti with navigational instruments, and a coat of arms.


Condition: B

Good margins all around. Minor soil at top. Professionally backed with Japanese tissue repairing centerfold separation and filling a few very tiny worm holes.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 9/28/2005