Auction 155, Lot 356

"Baye et Ville de Havana ou S. Christoval", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe et Amerique

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 8.6 inches
31.8 x 21.8 cm

This map features a simple compass rose, and names several notable landmarks such as Moro Fort, Yelha Fort and St. Francisco. There is a decorative cartouche in the lower left corner that shows a pair of native inhabitants in fancy costume. Trimmed from a sheet that also contained an unrelated plan of Porto Bello. Part of a map of Cartegena is on the verso.

References: Cueto #155; Phillips (A) 537-162.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with attractive color and a hit of offsetting. The lower margin has been extended with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/18/2015