Auction 159, Lot 347

"Jamaica, Americae Septentrionalis Ampla Insula, a Christophoro Columbo Detecta, in suas Gubernationes Peraccurate Distincta", Visscher/Schenk

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.4 x 20.3 inches
59.4 x 51.6 cm

This large, colorful and beautifully engraved map shows the island divided into thirteen precincts, and is filled with numerous place names, forts, churches, rivers, plantations, and pastures. The large title cartouche features a mermaid and several putti holding a drape on which the title is emblazoned. Engraved by Luggert van Anse.

References: Kapp (MCC-42) #27.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with full original color, one tiny hole along the southern coastline, and one small, faint stain.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/14/2016

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