"Das Eylandt Cuba mit Deroselben Gelegenheit", Merian, Matthaus
Period: 1660 (circa)
Color: Black & White
15.6 x 7.3 inches
39.6 x 18.5 cm
This scarce engraving of the Dutch and Spanish fleets in Patanca Bay, Cuba illustrates the events in 1628 when the Dutch buccaneer Pieter Hayn captured the Spanish silver fleet. Medallion portraits of General Pieter Hayn and Admiral Cornelius Long fill the top corners. At bottom left is a map of Cuba and Jamaica with north oriented to the bottom. The view was based on an engraving by Casper En, which was published by Hulsius in 1629.
References: cf. Cueto (Cuba) #26.
A nice impression with minor soiling and a slightly narrow margin on the left (binding) side. There are remnants of cello tape on verso along the top edge of the sheet, far from the map image.