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Auction 161, Lot 432

"The Windward Pasage from Jamaica, Betwene the East End of Cuba, and the West End of Hispaniola", Thornton & Seller

Subject: Greater Antilles

Period: 1675 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Maritimus

Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 17.1 inches
53.1 x 43.4 cm

This rare sea chart depicts the passages between Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaica, and several other small surrounding islands. Only a few place names are noted along the coasts. The Tropic of Cancer is marked prominently on the map, which is embellished with a large compass rose orienting north to the left and a title cartouche flanked by a European and two native figures.


Condition: B+

Printed on heavy paper with two fleur-de-lis watermarks. There is light soiling and toning that is more prominent along the edges of the sheet. A centerfold separation that enters 1" into image at bottom has been closed on verso with archival material.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $750

Closed on 2/8/2017