"Les Isles Antilles &c. Entre Lesquelles sont les Lucayes, et les Caribes", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1656 (dated)
Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…
Color: Hand Color
22 x 15.6 inches
55.9 x 39.6 cm
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 .
Original outline color in the map with later color in the cartouche, on paper with a large coat of arms watermark. There are professional repairs to a minor centerfold separation at bottom and a chip confined to the bottom blank margin.