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Auction 118, Lot 454

"Description del Destricto del Audiencia de la Espanola", Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1622 (published)

Publication: Novus Orbis, sive Descriptio Indiae Occidentalis

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 8.4 inches
29.2 x 21.3 cm

A Dutch version of De Herrera's 1601 important map of the Caribbean with its cartography based on the manuscript charts of Juan Lopez de Velasco (c. 1575-80). This uncommon map is a excellent view of the Spanish presence in Florida, the West Indies and northern South America. The distinctive narrow Florida peninsula includes a fairly accurate delineation of the R. de S. Matheo (St. Johns River) with a large lake at its headwaters. There are several place names, including Santagustin (St. Augustine) and Pta del Canaveral. Published by Michael Colijn.

References: Burden #198.

Condition: B

Nice impression. Scattered wormholes and foxing throughout map, still nice.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/6/2007