An attractive interesting collection of Caribbean maps on one sheet map including Cuba, Hispaniola, and smaller insets of Havana, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Margarita, off the Venezuelan coast. Topographical details, especially along the coasts, and settlements are shown. The map is richly embellished with a variety of sea monsters, a flying fish, sailing ships and strapwork cartouches. Copper engraved.
1613 Mercator/Hondius Map of Caribbean Islands
Cuba Insula [on sheet with] Hispaniola Insula [and] Insula Iamaica [and] Ins. S. Ioannis [and] Is. Margareta cum Confiniis
Map Maker Specifics
Mercator/Hondius, 1613, Amsterdam
13.8 x 19.5 in. plus margins
Good - Fair. General toning throughout and some foxing. Few marginal splits restored on verso. Good coloring. Mounted on paper board for framing, and margins cut to size.