Auction 117, Lot 371

"Mappa Geographica, complectens I. Indiae Occidentalis Partem Mediam Circum Isthmum Panamensem…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 22.8 inches
49 x 57.9 cm

Informative and very graphic folio sheet with a large map of the region, titled "Carte des Isles de l'Amerique et Deplusieurs Pays de Terre Ferme" attributed to D'Anville (1731). It covers the Gulf of Mexico, Central America and all of the Caribbean islands. It is nicely detailed with a color key to show European possessions and a beautifully engraved title cartouche. Above the main map is the large decorative title cartouche, flanked by insets of the isthmus of Panama and a plan of St. Augustine in Florida. Below the map is a large view of Mexico City, flanked by plans of Vera Cruz and San Domingo.

References:

Condition: A

Fine impression and original outline color. Faint damp stain in St. Augustine plan, else very fine.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/6/2006

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