"Das Eylandt Cuba mit Deroselben Gelegenheit", Merian, Matthaus
Period: 1660 (circa)
Color: Black & White
15.6 x 7.3 inches
39.6 x 18.5 cm
This scarce engraving of the Dutch and Spanish fleets in Patanca Bay, Cuba illustrates the events in 1628 when the Dutch buccaneer Pieter Hayn captured the Spanish silver fleet. Vignette portraits of General Pieter Hayn and Admiral Cornelius Long overlook the scene with a map of Cuba inset at lower left.
References: cf. Cueto (Cuba) #26.
A nice impression with minor soiling and a slightly narrow margin on the left (binding) side. There are remnants of cello tape on verso along the top edge of the sheet, far from the map image.