Auction 130, Lot 374

"Pas Kaart van Rio Oronoque Golfo de Paria met e Eylanden Trinidad, Tabago, Granada, Granadillos, en Bequia…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Venezuela and Lesser Antilles

Period: 1684 (circa)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fackel…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm

This handsome chart of the Gulf of Paria delineates the entrance to the Orinoco River and extends to include the islands from Trinidad to St. Vincent. The chart is oriented with north to the right by two compass roses. A large inset shows Tobago on a larger scale. The delightful scale cartouche features Neptune with his entourage and natives with trade goods. The map is further adorned with a monkey atop the title cartouche and a sailing ship.

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Condition: A

Superb original color with some gold highlights. Minor fold separations, just entering the map, have been professionally repaired. The top margin is narrow (1/8") as issued.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/2/2009

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