Auction 136, Lot 390

"Insulae Americanae Nempe: Cuba, Hispaniola, Iamaica, Pto. Rico, Lucania, Antillae vulgo Caribae, Barlo-Et Sotto-Vento, etc.…", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 19 inches
58.4 x 48.3 cm

The Ottens brothers based this map of the West Indies on Danckerts' map of the same title. He updated the Gulf coast and Mississippi River delta based on the important map of Delisle, but the Florida peninsula is filled with spurious mountains. The routes of the Spanish treasure galleons are carefully plotted and there is excellent coastal detail. Two putti support the cartouche in the upper right corner. The Dutch title, "Stoel des Oorlogs in America waar in vertoont werden alle desself voornaamste Eylande nieuwelycks uytgegeven," with a mileage scale and key appear in the top margin.

References: cf Manasek #64.

Condition: B+

Original color. There are two small worm tracks near the top neatline and a few short tears in the blank margin.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000


Closed on 6/1/2011