Auction 114, Lot 314

"Abbildung Welcher Gestalt die Spanische Silberflota von dem Hollandischen, Das Eylandt Cuba mit Deroselben Gelegenheit", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Cuba

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Grand Voyages Part XIV

Color: Black & White

15.5 x 12 inches
39.4 x 30.5 cm

This scarce engraving of the Dutch and Spanish fleets in Patanca Bay, Cuba illustrates the events in 1628 when the Dutch buccaneer Pieter Hayn captured the Spanish silver fleet. Vignette portraits of General Pieter Hayn and Admiral Cornelius Long overlook the scene with a map of Cuba inset at lower left. A numbered key identifies the fleets and 20 ships with their captains.

References: Cueto - Cuba in Old Maps #26.

Condition: A

Fine impression with light overall toning. Small repair at bottom fold, not affecting image.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/1/2006