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Auction 151, Lot 377

"Carta de la Isla de San Christoval...", Lopez, Juan (don)

Subject: St. Kitts

Period: 1780 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 14.3 inches
39.6 x 36.3 cm

Uncommon Spanish map of this Leeward island with detail of cities, towns, roads, forts, plantations, anchorages and shoals. The mountains, rivers and forested areas are depicted with a lovely two-dimensional quality. The island is divided into seven Parroquias (Parishes) and nine Quarteles (Quarters). A paragraph in the upper right corner credits Emanuel Bowen and Bellin as the cartographical sources for the map.

References: Tooley (MCC-81) St. Kitts #48; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.LOP-3a #27.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with attractive color, light scattered foxing, and a few minor extraneous creases. There are some archival paper repairs confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 11/19/2014