Auction 135, Lot 366

"Baye et Ville de Havana ou S. Christoval", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 8.4 inches
31.5 x 21.3 cm

This map features a simple compass rose, and names several notable landmarks such as Moro Fort, Yelha Fort and St. Francisco. There is a decorative cartouche in the lower left corner that shows a pair of native inhabitants in fancy costume. Trimmed from a sheet that also contained an unrelated plan of Porto Bello. Part of a map of Cartegena is on the verso.

References: Cueto #155; Phillips (A) 537-162.

Condition: B+

There is a light surface soil and a diagonal crease across the map, else very good.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/16/2011