Auction 98, Lot 235

"Novissima et Accuratissima Jamaicae Descriptio", Ogilby, John

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1671 (dated)

Publication: America

Color: Black & White

Size:
21 x 17 inches
53.3 x 43.2 cm

Copper engraved important map of the island based on a 1670 survey. The island is divided into precincts and shows the most prominent settlements. The large cartouche at bottom contains a key listing the landholders of each precinct. Elegantly engraved by Francis Lamb with three cartouches, ships, sea monsters, putti and compass roses.

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Condition: C

Staining along folds and old tears at right. Map has been repaired with tissue. Small loss at fold intersection.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/6/2002

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