"Pas-kaart van de Golff de Guanaios met 't Canaal Tusschen Yucatan en I. Cuba", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Cuba
Period: 1695 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 20.1 inches
57.9 x 51.1 cm
This superb sea chart covers the Yucatan Peninsula, the eastern coast of Honduras, and the western part of Cuba. The map is filled with impressive detail of the shoals and anchorages and is embellished with rhumb lines, compass roses, and a sailing ship. North is oriented to the bottom of the sheet. Putti flank the title cartouche.
Nice impression and color with light soiling and some creasing and cockling of the paper at top. There is one tiny hole that has been archivally infilled. The grayish shadow along the centerfold is caused by our scanner and doesn't appear on the map itself.