"Pas Kaart van de Noord Kust van Espaniola met d Eylanden daar Benoorden...", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Greater Antilles
Period: 1692 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.2 x 20.4 inches
56.4 x 51.8 cm
This handsome sea chart depicts the northern part of Hispaniola, the eastern end of Cuba, the adjacent Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southern Bahamas as far north as San Salvador. Presented on an unusual projection, north is oriented to the bottom of the sheet. There are two large insets providing details of Tortuga Island and Port of Guanives. The map is adorned with a compass rose, sailing ship, and a figurative cartouche flanked by two swashbuckling pirates.
A dark impression with attractive color, light soiling, and minor offsetting. There are damp stains around the sheet's edges that just enter the neatline in a few places.