Auction 144, Lot 123

"Die Insel Sanct Thomas mit den mehresten Plantagen", Kuffner, Paul

Subject: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Period: 1767 (dated)

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

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 6.8 inches
31.8 x 17.3 cm

A very uncommon map of St. Thomas and a bit of St. John that shows plantations and topography. It is from C. G. A. Oldendorp's Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen Bruder auf den Caraibischen Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jan, (History of the Evangelical Brethren on the Caribbean Islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John). Oldendorp was a Moravian minister who visited the islands to document the progress of the missions located there. The map is titled in a drape style cartouche and oriented with a simple compass rose.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened with a binding trim at lower left replaced with old paper and remargined at right.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 4/3/2013

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