Auction 171, Lot 353

"Cuba Insula [on sheet with] Hispaniola Insula [and] Insula Iamaica [and] Ins. S. Ioannis [and] I.S. Margareta cum Confiniis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Greater Antilles

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.4 x 13.9 inches
49.3 x 35.3 cm

This great, composite map of important islands in the West Indies is presented with two large maps of Cuba and Hispaniola, and smaller maps of Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Isla Margarita along the left side. The map of Cuba includes an inset plan of Havana. The map is richly embellished with a variety of sea monsters, a flying fish, sailing ships and strapwork cartouches. French text on verso, published between 1628-33.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #9610:1A.

Condition: B

Overall scattered foxing with a dampstain at bottom that just enters the map border. There are short centerfold separations at top and bottom that have been closed on verso with archival material.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Unsold

Closed on 2/6/2019

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