Auction 136, Lot 403

"Nova Designatio Insulae Jamaicae ex Antillanis Americae Septentrion…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 19.3 inches
55.4 x 49 cm

This large, beautifully engraved map shows the island divided into thirteen precincts, and is filled with numerous place names, forts, churches, rivers, plantations, and pastures. Certainly the most graphic feature is the highly decorative title cartouche that depicts native inhabitants gathering and processing sugar cane, while a mermaid and several sea turtles look on. A lovely compass rose and Latin text further embellish this terrific example.

References: Kapp (Jamaica) 56, pl. XXI.

Condition: B+

A sharp impression with toning on the centerfold.

Estimate: $750 - $900


Closed on 6/1/2011