Auction 124, Lot 347

"L'Isle de Cuba", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Cuba

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.5 x 8.3 inches
31.8 x 21.1 cm

Attractive copperplate engraving of Cuba and the Bahamas. It is geographically accurate with some overall scale distortion, most notably in present-day Bay de Buena Vista, Golfo de Batabano, and Golfo de Guacanayabo. In the lower part of the map are the Cayman Islands. Interior and coastal information includes shoals, towns, missions, hospitals and plantations.

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Condition: A

A dark impression on a sheet with a small rust spot in the top of the map. Generous margins with a small amount of damp stain.

Estimate: $190 - $240

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/7/2008

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