Auction 133, Lot 307

"Insulae Americanae Nempe: Cuba, Hispaniola, Iamaica, Pto. Rico, Lucania, Antillae vulgo Caribae, Barlo-Et Sotto-Vento, etc.", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 19.3 inches
57.7 x 49 cm

The Ottens brothers based this map of the West Indies on Danckerts' map of the same title. He updated the Gulf coast and Mississippi River delta based on the important map of Delisle, but the Florida peninsula is filled with spurious mountains. The routes of the Spanish treasure galleons are carefully plotted and there is excellent coastal detail. Two putti support the cartouche in the upper right corner. The Dutch title, "Stoel des Oorlogs in America waar in vertoont werden alle desself voornaamste Eylande nieuwelycks uytgegeven," with a mileage scale and key appear in the top margin.

References: cf Manasek #64.

Condition: A+

Sharp impression and original color. There are minor tissue repairs on fold separations in the blank margins.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/1/2010