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Auction 188, Lot 269

"Iles de l'Amerique, Situees dans l'Ocean Septentrional, avec Toutes Leurs Cotes, Bayes, et Ports, Suivant les Relations de Ceux qui les ont Decouvertes et Peuples...", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1735 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.1 x 11.1 inches
35.8 x 28.2 cm
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This scarce and skillfully engraved map focuses on the West Indies and extends from the Chesapeake Bay through the Gulf of Mexico to Central America and the northern part of South America. The map features excellent detail along the coastlines with numerous place names, capes, bays, and offshore islands identified. A pictorial title cartouche fills the interior of North America and depicts Native Americans trading with Europeans and a small view of Havana harbor in the background. The chart is further enhanced with compass roses and rhumb lines. Originally published by Van der Aa, this edition was sold by Covens & Mortier.


Condition: A

Contemporary outline color on a sturdy sheet with wide original margins. There is some minor foxing mostly in the blank margins. The faint shadow along the centerfold is caused by our scanner and is not present on the physical map.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500


Closed on 6/22/2022