"Pas-kaart van de Golff de Guanaios met 't Canaal Tusschen Yucatan en I. Cuba...", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Mexico & Cuba
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.9 x 20.3 inches
58.2 x 51.6 cm
This superb sea chart covers the Yucatan Peninsula, the eastern coast of Honduras, and the western part of Cuba. The map is filled with impressive detail of the shoals and anchorages and is embellished with rhumb lines, compass roses, and a sailing ship. North is oriented to the bottom of the sheet. Putti flank the title cartouche.
There is minor toning, some light scattered stains, and a few short edge tears that enter into the neatline. Chips in the top corners have been professionally repaired, with the border and rhumb lines skillfully replaced in facsimile.