"Pas-kaart van de Golff de Guanaios met 't Canaal Tusschen Yucatan en I. Cuba", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Mexico & Cuba
Period: 1695 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.9 x 20.2 inches
58.2 x 51.3 cm
This superb sea chart covers the Yucatan Peninsula, the eastern coast of Honduras, and the western part of Cuba. The map is filled with impressive detail of the shoals and anchorages and is embellished with rhumb lines, compass roses, and a sailing ship. North is oriented to the bottom of the sheet. Putti flank the title cartouche.
A dark, sharp impression on double-thick paper with a faint damp stain in the top quarter of the sheet, minor toning along the centerfold, and some soiling along the centerfold at top. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.