"Les Isles Antilles &c. entre lesquelles sont les Lucayes, et les Caribes", Sanson, Nicolas
Period: 1679 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 15.3 inches
54.6 x 38.9 cm
Beautiful map of the Caribbean from the tip of Florida to the western coast of Central America and the northern coast of South America. The map shows excellent detail of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Windward Islands. This is the 1679 issue of the 1656 publication by Mariette, with the date changed in the cartouche. The map is decorated with a delicately engraved, drape-style cartouche.
There is an old paper repair on a tear that enters 1" into the map at top and some faint damp stain.