Catalog Archive
Auction 181, Lot 338

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

Subject: Greater Antilles

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

7.1 x 5.6 inches
18 x 14.2 cm

This charming small sheet includes maps of several Caribbean islands. The map of Cuba is positioned above Hispaniola with smaller insets of Havana, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Margarita Island. Although this plate was first used in 1628, by 1630 a crack had formed in the right border and the top and bottom right corners had broken off, both visible in this example. This plate was replaced in 1648 with a newly engraved plate. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9610:352A.

Condition: A

Minor soiling in the top left corner and a few tiny repaired edge tears. There is some image loss at the top and bottom right corners (as issued) due to chips in the copper plate at the time of printing.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $125

Closed on 2/10/2021