Auction 89, Lot 127

"Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali ac Regiones Adiacentes…",

Subject: United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

Period: 1650-80 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

Size:
22.2 x 18.2 inches
56.4 x 46.2 cm

Stunning map of the Caribbean, which includes the southeastern U.S., from the Chesapeake through the Gulf of Mexico, with Central America and the northern part of South America. Two lovely cartouches with cherubs and mermaids decorate opposite corners. Eight ships sail the seas and three native canoes are depicted off the coast of North America. Crisply engraved with numerous place names and topographical features. Ref: Portinaro & Knirsch #82. Paper professionally laid in to repair a 2" piece of missing margin at top, outside the platemark. Couple of short marginal tears and split on bottom fold just entering neatline at bottom. Overall very good with a beautiful impression.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 12/8/1999

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