Auction 134, Lot 329

"Insula S. Iuan de Puerto Rico Caribes vel Canibasum Insulae", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Puerto Rico and Lesser Antilles

Period: 1657 (circa)

Publication: Nuevo Atlas o Teatro de Todo el Mundo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 15.8 inches
50.8 x 40.1 cm

Handsome map of the Leeward and Windward Islands between Puerto Rico and South America. North is oriented to the left as indicated by the compass roses. All of the major islands are named, as are several very tiny ones. The ornate title cartouche includes sea god Nereus and two of his daughters. The map is further embellished with a native Carib holding the scale of miles, a sea monster and several sailing ships.

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Condition: B+

There is some minor uneven toning and an extraneous crease near centerfold, with a short separation that has been repaired with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/1/2010

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