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Auction 89, Lot 134

"Insularum Hispaniolae et Cubae Cum Insulis circum jacentibus accurata delineatio",

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Atlantis Majoris Quinta Pars, Orbem Maritimum

Color: Hand Color

21 x 16 inches
53.3 x 40.6 cm
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First state of this fine sea chart including the southern tip of Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola. One of the first Dutch maps to feature the region on a large scale, due to the importance of the "Canaal van Bahama" to the transport of Spanish gold and silver from the New World. Cartographically based on the extremely rare Hessel Gerritsz chart of 1631, with the addition of five place names in Florida. Jansson also depicts a spurious mountain range in Florida, taken from the much earlier de Bry map. The map is embellished with a pictorial title cartouche and scale of miles, rhumb lines, galleons and two compass roses. French text on verso. Ref: Burden #291. Tiny bit of insect damage in wide margins, else fine with original color. $1400 RESERVE


Condition: A

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,800

Sold for: $2,500

Closed on 12/8/1999