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Auction 159, Lot 344

"Cuba Insula", Kaerius/Bertius

Subject: Cuba & Jamaica

Period: 1597 (dated)

Publication: Thresor de Chartes, Contenant les Tableaux de tous les Pays du Monde

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm

Charming miniature map of the islands of Cuba and Jamaica with a strapwork title cartouche. The map extends to include the western tip of Haiti. The islands are presented with very rudimentary shapes. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere (Petrus Kaerius). French text on verso, published in 1602.

References: Cueto #17; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9610:341.

Condition: B+

Nice impression with light toning and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/14/2016