Featured Map of the Day! 7/14/17 July 14 2017, 0 Comments

High Resolution Image By: Jodocus Hondius / Henrie Fetherstone Date: 1625 (published) London Dimensions: 5.7 x 7.3 inches (14.5 x 18.5 cm This was originally from the Atlas Minor by Gerard Mercator and Johannes Janssonius, 1628. It displays six separately framed maps, Cuba at the top with Hispaniola below, and stacked insets at the left, of Havana Port, Jamaica, St. John, and Margarita (island off the coast of Venezuela, northwest of Trinidad). The text, in English, describes the city of Santo Domingo and its history under the Spanish and the introduction of sugar cane. The reverse is text headed “Spanish plantations, Ports, numbers in Hispaniola.” Condition: Right edge of page appears to have been trimmed in binding, slightly cutting into the map’s lower right margin, so a strip of paper has been added. Inventory #19181 31 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60602 | T: 312-609-0016