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Auction 168, Lot 364

"Die Insel Sainte Croix mit den Namen der Plantagen die Bestaendig Find", Kuffner, Paul

Subject: St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Period: 1767 (dated)


Color: Black & White

12.7 x 6.9 inches
32.3 x 17.5 cm

This scarce map of St. Croix shows plantations and topography with a symbol to indicate sugarmills (zuckermuhle). The map is titled in a delicately engraved cartouche and oriented with a simple compass rose. It is typically found as a folding sheet in C. G. A. Oldendorp's Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen Bruder auf den Caraibischen Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jan (History of the Evangelical Brethren on the Caribbean Islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John), one of the first ethnological histories of the Caribbean, published in Germany in 1777. Oldendorp was a Moravian minister who visited the islands to document the progress of the missions located there.


Condition: B+

On a watermarked sheet with light soiling. The margins have been professionally extended.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/6/2018