Auction 133, Lot 320

"L'Isle de Cuba", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Cuba

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.6 x 8.4 inches
32 x 21.3 cm

Attractive copperplate engraving of Cuba and the Bahamas. It is geographically accurate with some overall scale distortion, most notably in present-day Bay de Buena Vista, Golfo de Batabano, and Golfo de Guacanayabo. In the lower part of the map are the Cayman Islands and in the north are part of the Florida Keys to include the Tortugas. Interior and coastal information includes shoals, towns, missions, hospitals and plantations. The southern coast is a fragmented collection of islands and shoals.

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Condition: A

Very nice uncolored, as issued, example. Full margins, large watermark.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/1/2010

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