Auction 124, Lot 342

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

Subject: Greater Antilles

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

A good example with a dark impression and ample original margins for this issue. There is a nearly invisible discoloration on the right of the map, and one repaired tear that just touches the border.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,600

Unsold

Closed on 5/7/2008

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