Auction 149, Lot 348

"Cuba Insula [on sheet with] Hispaniola Insula [and] Ins. Iamaica [and] Ins. S. Ioannis [and] I.S. Margareta", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Greater Antilles

Period: 1676 (published)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Uytbeeldinge en Vertooning de Gantscher Aerdbodem...

Color: Black & White

10 x 7.4 inches
25.4 x 18.8 cm

This is a reduced version of the Mercator/Hondius folio map of important islands in the West Indies. This later re-issue of the Cloppenburgh plate omits the moiré pattern in the sea, and features several additions, including cartouches added to the distance scales and several sailing ships decorating the map.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9610:353:31.

Condition: A

There is a small amount of printer's ink residue mostly concentrated at the top of the sheet and a few insignificant spots.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/21/2014