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Auction 188, Lot 286

"Insula S. Iuan de Puerto Rico Caribes; vel Canibalum Insulae", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Puerto Rico & Lesser Antilles

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 15.9 inches
51.6 x 40.4 cm
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Handsome map of the Leeward and Windward Islands between Puerto Rico and South America. North is oriented to the left as indicated by the compass roses. All of the major islands are named, as are several very tiny ones. The ornate title cartouche includes sea god Nereus and two of his daughters. The map is further embellished with a native Carib holding the scale of miles, a sea monster and several sailing ships. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #9640:1.

Condition: B

Full contemporary color with some toning and foxing. A short edge tear at top that just enters the border has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $750 - $900


Closed on 6/22/2022