Auction 124, Lot 326

"Mappa Geographica, complectens I. Indiae Occidentalis…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
18.5 x 22 inches
47 x 55.9 cm

This informative and very graphic folio sheet has a large map of the region, titled "Carte des Isles de l'Amerique et Deplusieurs Pays de Terre Ferme," attributed to D'Anville (1731). It covers the Gulf of Mexico, Central America and all of the Caribbean islands. It is nicely detailed with a key to show European possessions and a beautifully engraved title cartouche. Above the main map is the large, decorative title cartouche, flanked by insets of the isthmus of Panama and a plan of St. Augustine in Florida. Below the map is a large view of Mexico City, flanked by plans of Vera Cruz and San Domingo. A very handsome sheet, absolutely filled with information on the West Indies.

References:

Condition: B

The original outline color is faded. There are some edge splits and creasing along fold and a small hole in the map (above Puerto Rico) that has been repaired.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 5/7/2008

Archived