Catalog Archive
Auction 176, Lot 302

"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

19.4 x 13.9 inches
49.3 x 35.3 cm
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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 1628-1633.

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

Condition: B+

Contemporary color on watermarked paper with some light toning. There is a small section of extra paper adhered to the top blank margin, away from the map image.

Estimate: $650 - $800

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/12/2020