Auction 135, Lot 356

"Cuba Insula [on sheet with] Hispaniola Insula [and] Insula Iamaica [and] Ins. S. Ioannis [and] Is. Margareta cum Confiniis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Greater Antilles

Period: 1606 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
49.5 x 35.6 cm

This great, composite map of important islands in the West Indies is presented with two large maps of Cuba above Hispaniola, and smaller maps of Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Isla Margarita along the left side. The map of Cuba includes an inset plan of Havana. The map is richly embellished with a variety of sea monsters, sailing ships and strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

Attractive original color with a faint stain in the map of Cuba, else very good.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $900

Closed on 2/16/2011

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