"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.
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.