Auction 135, Lot 357

"De Groote Ende Kleyne Eylanden van West-Indien", Cloppenburg, Johannes

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1632 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 x 19.1 cm

As Mercator did not produce a general map of the West Indies, Cloppenburg drew from the work of Hessel Gerritsz for his edition of the Atlas Minor. It covers all of the West Indies and the Bahamas and shows the coastlines of the Florida peninsula, Central America and northern South America. The title is contained in a decorative title cartouche and the map is further embellished with a compass rose. Most of the maps from this atlas were engraved by Pieter van den Keere, but there is not attribution on this map.


Condition: B+

There are a few tiny worm holes, mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/16/2011