Auction 97, Lot 241

"Mappa Geographica, complectens I. Indiae Occidentalis Partem Mediam Circum Isthmum Panamensem II Ipsumq Isthmum", Homann Heirs

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 22.8 inches
48.3 x 57.9 cm

Interesting and very graphic folio sheet with a large map of the region, titled "Carte des Isles de l'Amerique et Deplusieurs Pays de Terre Ferme". Map is attributed to D'Anville (1731) and covers the Gulf of Mexico, Central America and all of the Caribbean islands. It is nicely detailed with a color key to show European possessions and a delicate title cartouche. Above the main map is the large 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.

References:

Condition: A+

Original outline color in main map with attractive later coloring added.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,300

Sold for: $900

Closed on 12/5/2001

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