Auction 139, Lot 313

"De Groote Ende Kleyne Eylanden van West-Indien", Cloppenburg, Johannes

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 x 19.1 cm

As Mercator did not produce a general map of the West Indies, Cloppenburg drew from the work of Hessel Gerritsz for his edition of the Atlas Minor. It covers all of the West Indies and the Bahamas and shows the coastlines of the Florida peninsula, Central America and northern South America. The title is contained in a decorative title cartouche and the map is further embellished with a compass rose. Most of the maps from this atlas were engraved by Pieter van den Keere, but there is no attribution on this map. French text on verso.


Condition: A

A couple of tiny chips in blank margins and some minor text show-through.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 2/15/2012