Auction 136, Lot 381

"Culiacanae, Americae Regionis Descriptio [on sheet with] Hispanoliae, Cubae, Aliarumque Insularum Circumiacientium, Delineato", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Caribbean and Mexico

Period: 1603 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
49.5 x 35.6 cm

Two great early maps of important regions in the New World. The first covers the region of western Mexico around Culiacan and the Spanish settlement of Villa S. Michael's, the region noted for its silver mines. The second is the first detailed map of the Greater Antilles with detail in southern Florida and the Caribbean that is quite remarkable for the period. Ortelius based the maps on a variety of sources including Mercator’s world map (1569) and other maps by Gutters and Alone De Santa Cruz. Three strapwork cartouches and sailing ships decorate the map. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #14.

Condition: B+

Light uneven toning and one tiny hole in the upper-left margin.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Unsold

Closed on 6/1/2011

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