Auction 121, Lot 380

"Die Insel Sainte Croix mit den Namen der Plantagen die Bestaendig sind", Kuffner, Paul

Subject: St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Period: 1767 (dated)

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

Color: Black & White

12.5 x 6.8 inches
31.8 x 17.3 cm

A scarce map of St. Croix shows plantations and topography with a symbol to indicate sugarmills (zuckermuhle). 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 delicately engraved cartouche and oriented with a simple compass rose.


Condition: B+

A crisp example on a sheet with the side margins reinforced and the binding trim replaced. There are a couple of spots of foxing. Issued folding, now flattened.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/26/2007