Auction 165, Lot 361

"Pas Kaart van de Caribes Tusschen I. Barbados en I.S. Martin", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1685 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.2 x 20.3 inches
58.9 x 51.6 cm

Two compass roses orient this fine sea chart with north to the right. It covers the region from Barbados and St. Vincent to the southern part of St. Martin. Three insets provide detail of harbors on the islands of St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, and the Les Saintes archipelago. The interesting title cartouche shows Mercury offering his caduceus to Cybele.

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Condition: A

A nice impression with good margins, an "I W P" watermark, faint offsetting, and a few minor spots.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $375

Closed on 11/15/2017

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