Auction 123, Lot 427

"Scheeps-Togt door Rodrigue de Bastides en P. Alvares Plomina uyt de Haven van St. Domingo op Hispaniola, Gedaan na St. Martha", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Northern South America and Lesser Antilles

Period: 1707 (published)

Publication: Naauwkeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.8 x 6.3 inches
22.4 x 16 cm

An attractive, small map of the northern coast from Panama through Venezuela and including Hispaniola and the Lesser Antilles. The cartouche mentions Rodrigue de Bastides, who sailed up the Atlantic coast of South America to the coast of Panama, and thence to Hispaniola. Bastides had on board with him Vasco Núñez de Balboa, who would later explore the Pacific. Includes a pictorial title cartouche showing a man stabbing a person within a decorative tent, referring to Bastides' death while he was administering the office of governor of Trinidad. Some of his subordinates conspired against his life, and he was stabbed by them one night while asleep. He died shortly thereafter (1526) at Santiago, Cuba from his wounds.

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Condition: A

A nice impression on a sheet with folds as issued and a couple minor creases.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/20/2008

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