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Auction 93, Lot 165

"Insula Matanino Vulgo Martanico in lucem edita", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 18.2 inches
56.6 x 46.2 cm
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An impressive large chart of the island of Martinique. A few mountains are shown in an otherwise blank interior with much better detail of the coasts. Large decorative title cartouche, two compass roses and rhumblines.


Condition: B

Several repaired short tears and a couple of worm tracks infilled with a bit of light discoloration. Margins trimmed but still adequate for framing. Still a very decorative chart.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/6/2000