"Insula S. Iuan de Puerto Rico Caribes vel Canibasum Insulae", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Lesser Antilles
Period: 1657 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 16 inches
51.6 x 40.6 cm
Handsome map of the Leeward and Windward islands between Puerto Rico and South America. North is oriented to the left as indicated by the colorful compass roses. All of the major islands are named, as are several very tiny ones. The ornate, and beautifully colored, title cartouche includes Neptune, cherubs and nereids. The map is further embellished with a native holding the scale of miles, a sea monster and several sailing ships.
Lovely original color. Tiny bit of browning on centerfold, still overall very good.