Auction 117, Lot 377

"Insula S. Iuan de Puerto Rico Caribes vel Canibasum Insulae", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1658 (circa)

Publication: Novus Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20 x 16 inches
50.8 x 40.6 cm

Handsome map of the Leeward and Windward Islands between Puerto Rico and South America. North is oriented to the left as indicated by the compass roses. All of the major islands are named, as are several very tiny ones. The ornate title cartouche includes sea god Nereus and two of his daughters. The map is further embellished with a native holding the scale of miles, a sea monster and several sailing ships. Dutch text on verso


Condition: B

Nice impression with old color. Toned with some general surface soil. An old repair on bottom centerfold, with a tiny bit of loss in an unengraved area. Couple of small marginal tears.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/6/2006