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Auction 191, Lot 371

"Mappa Geographica, Complectens I. Indiae Occidentalis Partem Mediam Circum Isthmum Panamensem II. Ipsumq Isthmum. III. Ichnographiam Praecipuorum Locorum & Portuum ad has Terras Pertinentium...", Homann Heirs

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1740 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 22.9 inches
49 x 58.2 cm
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This informative and very graphic folio sheet has a large map of the region, titled Carte des Isles de l'Amerique et Deplusieurs Pays de Terre Ferme, attributed to D'Anville (1731). The map covers the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and all of the Caribbean islands. It is nicely detailed with a key to show European possessions and a beautifully engraved title cartouche. Above the main map is the large, decorative title cartouche, flanked by insets of the isthmus of Panama and a plan of St. Augustine in Florida. Below the map is a large view of Mexico City, flanked by plans of Vera Cruz and San Domingo. A very handsome sheet, absolutely filled with information on the West Indies.


Condition: A

Excellent impression on a bright sheet with a large "4R" watermark, a hint of toning along the centerfold, and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/8/2023