Auction 117, Lot 389

"Carta Reducida de las Islas Lucayas, o de los Lucayos Por D. Juan Lopez", Lopez, Juan (don)

Subject: Bahamas

Period: 1782 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 15.5 inches
39.4 x 39.4 cm

This is a very uncommon Spanish map depicting the Bahamas. The map is filled with great detail of villages, ports, sailing routes and hazards. An inset illustrates the vicinity of Nassau. Adorned with a rococo-style title cartouche. A large block of Spanish text describes the sources of the map including the work of D'Anville, Bellin, Pool, and Jefferys.

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Condition: B

Small, repaired worm track in unengraved area of the map, else very good.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 12/6/2006

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