Insulae Americanae in oceano septentrionali..
Selling price: $1110
Sold in 2011
The cartography is based on the rare Gerritz of 1631. The Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean are charted out with rhumb lines, attractive compass roses and sailing ships.
The cartouche and scales are decorated with putti and an unusual selection of fauna, including snakes, lizards, a sea tortoise and a bat. Both the coastline and the islands show many place-names.
A very decorative map.
Reference: Burden, America 248.
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