Auction 119, Lot 412

"Pas kaart van de Noord Kust van Espaniola met d'Eylanden daar Benoorden…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1692 (circa)

Publication: Die Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fackel…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 20.3 inches
58.4 x 51.6 cm

This handsome sea chart depicts the northern part of Hispaniola, the eastern end of Cuba, the adjacent Turks & Caicos Islands and the southern Bahamas as far north as San Salvador. Presented on an unusual projection, north is oriented to the bottom of the sheet. There are two large insets providing details of Tortuga Island and Port of Guanives. The figurative cartouche is flanked by two swashbuckling pirates; one of which could well have been the inspiration for Johnny Depp's character in Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Condition: A

Strong impression and a bit of faint toning with narrow top and bottom margins, as issued.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 5/9/2007

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