Auction 113, Lot 320

"Caraibische Inseln", Kuffner, Paul

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1777 (published)

Publication: Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen…

Color: Black & White

14 x 12 inches
35.6 x 30.5 cm

A particularly scarce map that was published in the second part of Oldendorp's "Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen Brueder auf den Caraibischen Inseln St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Jan…" or a History of the Evangelical Brethren on the Caribbean Islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. The book is considered the first published work detailing the history, resources and social conditions in the Danish West Indies, today's Virgin Islands. The map details the islands from most of Hispaniola through Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and down the Windward and Leeward Islands to include Trinidad and Tobago. The map is embellished with a compass rose and scroll-style title cartouche. Engraved by Kuffner in Nuremberg.


Condition: B

Great impression and thick hand laid paper with good margins and watermark. Paper laid in at binding trim. Three inch tear from binding trim into map repaired on verso with Japanese paper.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 12/7/2005