Auction 156, Lot 363

"Cuba Insula [on sheet with] Hispaniola Insula [and] Insula Iamaica [and] Ins. S. Ioannis [and] I.S. Margareta cum Confiniis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Greater Antilles

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.6 x 14 inches
49.8 x 35.6 cm

This great, composite map of important islands in the West Indies is presented with two large maps of Cuba and Hispaniola, and smaller maps of Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Isla Margarita along the left side. The map of Cuba includes an inset plan of Havana. The map is richly embellished with a variety of sea monsters, a flying fish, sailing ships and strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #9610:1A.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with full original color, wide margins, and a few small spots.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $500

Closed on 2/17/2016

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