"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
19.6 x 14.1 inches
49.8 x 35.8 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.
Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning, a few tiny worm holes, and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters less than 1" into map at bottom.