Auction 127, Lot 398

"Paskaert van de Caribes Eylande, Nieuwelycks Oversien en van veel Foutein; Verbetert", Robijn (Robyn), Jacobus

Subject: Lesser Antilles and Northern South America

Period: 1687 (circa)

Publication: Zee-Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

This is a very scarce sea chart of the Lesser Antilles from the southwestern shore of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico to the adjacent coastline of Venezuela. The chart is centered around a compass rose and is embellished with an interesting title cartouche that features Native Americans and trade goods. Jacobus Robijn acquired the published rights to the Zee-Spiegel and Zee-Atlas from the estate of Pieter Goos. In the latter part of the seventeenth century, he issued a number of pilot books and sea atlases, but produced only a few maps of his own.

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Condition: A

Fine impression and great original color with wide original margins. There is an old paper repair of a small internal tear, just to the right of the centerfold near bottom. The tear is well closed and only noticeable on the verso.

Estimate: $2,400 - $2,750

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 2/25/2009

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