"Les Isles de l'Amerique Connues sous le Nom d'Antilles, ou Sont les Isles de Cuba, St. Domingue et Jamaique les Lucayes, les Caribes, et celles du Vent", Fer, Nicolas de
Period: 1702 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Curieux
Color: Hand Color
13.2 x 8.8 inches
33.5 x 22.4 cm
There are a number of interesting historical and geographical notes on this map of the Caribbean. The map extends north to the Bahamas and the tip of southern Florida and encompasses the eastern shore of the Yucatan, parts of Central America, Panama and the northwest coast of South America. Between Florida and Cuba and the Bahamas, a reference to the Gulf Stream notes that is always flows north. Engraved by Herman van Loon with a handsome title cartouche and a small central compass rose.
Included with the map is a full sheet of text describing the islands.
References: Pastoureau, FER I , fig. 67.
Issued on watermarked paper with a few tiny spots and two professionally-repaired fold separations confined to the lower blank margin.