Auction 136, Lot 397

"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: 1613 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 13.8 inches
49.5 x 35.1 cm

This great, composite map of important islands in the West Indies is presented with two large maps of Cuba and Hispaniola, and smaller maps of Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Ilsa 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, a flying fish, sailing ships and strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.

References:

Condition: B

Slightly faded original color and wide margins with toning and light stains along centerfold.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/1/2011

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