"Cuba Insula", Langenes, Barent
Subject: Cuba & Jamaica
Period: 1600 (published)
Publication: Thresor de Chartes
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm
Miniature map of Cuba, Jamaica, and the western tip of Hispaniola. The shapes of the islands are still rudimentary, with only a few place names. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere. French text on verso.
The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is the second state with the added graduation lines from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.
References: King (2nd ed.) p. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9610:341.
A dark impression with minor printer's ink residue and a faint damp stain at bottom.