Auction 125, Lot 369

"West Indianischer Historien Under Zhen", Gottfried, J.L.

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1655 (published)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
19.1 x 15.2 cm

Fabulous early bird's-eye view of San Domingo that shows streets, individual buildings and more than thirty sailing ships resting in the harbor. The town is fortified on the west side and protected on the other sides by the bay and river. Military actions are taking place outside the fortified wall. A huge crocodile and compass rose float in the foreground. On a full page (8" x 13.3") of German text. A scarce issue.

References:

Condition: B+

A little toning in map and a water stain below in text.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/24/2008

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