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Auction 144, Lot 115

"Caraibische Inseln", Kuffner, Paul

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1777 (published)

Publication: Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen Bruder auf den Caraibischen…

Color: Hand Color

14 x 12 inches
35.6 x 30.5 cm

This very scarce map was published in the second part of Oldendorp's "Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen Brueder auf den Caraibischen Inseln St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Jan…" or a History of the Evangelical Brethren on the Caribbean Islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. The book is considered the first published work detailing the history, resources and social conditions in the Danish West Indies, today's Virgin Islands. The map details the islands from most of Hispaniola through Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and down the Windward and Leeward Islands to include Trinidad and Tobago. The map is embellished with a compass rose and scroll-style title cartouche. Engraved by Kuffner in Nuremberg.


Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with a binding trim at lower left that has been replaced old paper, and an associated 3" binding tear that has been archivally repaired. There is light scattered foxing and a few minor stains.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $190

Closed on 4/3/2013