Auction 154, Lot 347

"Pas Kaart van Rio Oronoque Golfo de Paria met d'Eylanden Trinidad, Tabago, Granada, Granadillos, en Bequia", Keulen/Vooght

Subject: Trinidad, Tobago & Windward Islands

Period: 1683 (circa)


Color: Black & White

23.1 x 20.4 inches
58.7 x 51.8 cm

This handsome chart of the Gulf of Paria delineates the entrance to the Orinoco River and highlights the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The chart is oriented with north to the right by two compass roses and extends to include St. Vincent and the southern tip of Barbados. An inset at top right shows Tobago on a larger scale. The delightful scale cartouche features Neptune with his entourage and natives with trade goods. The map is further adorned with a monkey atop the title cartouche and a sailing ship.

References: MCC-10 #2.

Condition: A

A clean example with a crisp impression on heavy paper. Trimmed at bottom with some loss of neatline at far right and left, as issued.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/16/2015