Auction 121, Lot 379

"Die Insel Sanct Thomas mit den mehresten Plantagen", Kuffner, Paul

Subject: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Period: 1767 (dated)

Publication: Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen Bruder auf den Caraibischen…

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.5 x 6.8 inches
31.8 x 17.3 cm

A very uncommon map of St. Thomas and a bit of St. John shows plantations and topography. It is from C. G. A. Oldendorp's Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen Bruder auf den Caraibischen Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jan, (History of the Evangelical Brethren on the Caribbean Islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John). Oldendorp was a Moravian minister who visited the islands to document the progress of the missions located there. The map is titled in a drape style cartouche and oriented with a simple compass rose.

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Condition: B+

A crisp example on a sheet with a replaced binding trim at left. Paper reinforcements on centerfold and lower right margin on the verso. Issued folding, now flattened.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/26/2007

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