"Cuba Insula [on sheet with] Hispaniola Insula [and] Ins. Iamaica [and] Ins. S Ioannis [and] I.S. Margareta", Mercator/Jansson
Subject: Greater Antilles
Period: 1630 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.2 x 5.7 inches
18.3 x 14.5 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 two cracks had formed in the right border, both visible in this example. This plate was replaced in 1648 with a newly engraved plate. Dutch text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9610:352A.
There is some show-through of text on verso, a light dampstain in right blank margin, and remnants of paper tape along the top edge of the sheet on verso.