Auction 116, Lot 374

"[Lot of 3 - Puerto Rico and St. Croix]",

Subject: Puerto Rico, St. Croix

Period: 1671-1764 (circa)


Color: Black & White

See Description

1) Porto Rico, by Arnoldus Montanus, circa 1671 (13.7 x 11.2") A classic early view of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. Galleons and other vessels in the harbor are dominated by its fortress. The view is adorned with a ribbon style title cartouche. This view was prepared for Montanus' important work on the New World, Die Nieuwe en Onbenkende Weerld. It is a sharp impression and in fine condition.

2) Carte de L'Isle de Sainte Croix / Carte de L'Isle de Saint Jean de Portorico, by Nicolas Bellin, circa 1764, B/W (6.8 x 8.7") Two detailed maps on a single sheet from Bellin's influential Petit Atlas Maritime. There is a bit of light foxing in margins.

3) Port et Ville de Porto-Rico dans l'Isle de ce nom, by Nicolas Bellin, Petit Atlas Maritime, circa 1764, B/W (12.5 x 8.3") This is a detailed map of the fortification of San Juan with excellent information on the soundings, anchorages and navigational hazards in the harbor. Toned with some foxing.



Condition varies, see item descriptions.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/20/2006