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Auction 158, Lot 168

"Les Isles Antilles &c. Entre Lesquelles sont les Lucayes, et les Caribes", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1656 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 15.2 inches
54.6 x 38.6 cm
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This beautiful map of the Caribbean covers from the tip of Florida to the western coast of Central America and the northern coast of South America. It shows excellent detail of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and the Windward Islands. Cape Canaveral, Havana, Santiago de Cuba (S. Iago), Santiago De Los Caballeros (also S. Iago), Santo Domingo, San Juan, Cartagena, and Coro are located along with many other towns and cities. The map is decorated with a delicately engraved, drape-style cartouche. Engraved by Jean Somer.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V [89].

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a watermarked sheet with a few faint spots and a printer's crease to the left of the centerfold.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/22/2016