Auction 137, Lot 431

"Les Isles Antilles &c. Entre Lesquelles sont les Lucayes, et les Caribes", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1679 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.7 x 15.3 inches
55.1 x 38.9 cm

Beautiful map of the Caribbean from the tip of Florida to the western coast of Central America and the northern coast of South America. The map shows excellent detail of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Windward Islands. This is the 1679 issue of the 1656 edition, with the date changed in the cartouche. The map is decorated with a delicately engraved, drape-style cartouche.


Condition: B

Watermarked paper with two tears at top that enter border and blank area of map image, repaired on verso with old paper. Also a crease along bottom that just enters map border.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/14/2011