Auction 127, Lot 382

"Cuba Insula [on sheet with] Hispaniola Insula [and] Insula Iamaica [and] Ins. S. Ioannis [and] Is. Margareta cum Confiniis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Greater Antilles

Period: 1613 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14 inches
49.5 x 35.6 cm

This great, composite map of important islands in the West Indies is presented with two large maps of Cuba above Hispaniola, and smaller maps of Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Ilsa Margarita along the left side. The map of Cuba includes an inset plan of Havana. The map is richly embellished with a variety of sea monsters, sailing ships and strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Dark impression and lovely color. In the blank margins there is some toning, faint damp stains and a minor repair on the bottom centerfold that just touches the neatline.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 2/25/2009