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OTTENS REINER & JOSHUA
Insulae Americanae nempe: Cuba, Hispaniola, Iamaica, Pto Rico, Lucania, Antillae, vulgo Caribae, Barlo-et sotto-vento
1740. Copper engraving, mm 500x590, original colour. Very good condition with minor foxing at upper centerfoldA rare re-issue of the plate by Danckerts showing prominently in the center Cuba, Haiti, the Bahamas and Florida, which is here marked in the map as the province 'Tegesta'. In Florida, or Florida Hispanica as it is labeled here, the peninsula is called Tegesta Prov. The province of Tegesta is a Dutch convention pioneered by Hessel Gerritz, hydrographer to the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company, and Johannes de Laet. It refers to the Tegesta people, an indigenous group active near what is today Miami-Dade. The Tegesta were one of the first groups to meet Europeans, specifically the conquistadores Ponce de Leòn and Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.It was originally made to illustrate the theater of the Nine Years' War (1688-1697), one of the many inter-imperial conflicts of this period. The map was again relevant as a theater of war because the European power were again at each others' throats over the power of the Hapsburg Monarchy. The war had actually started in 1739 in the Caribbean as the War of Jenkins Ear, when hostilities over illicit trade between the British and the Spanish led to Britain declaring war in 1739. Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon sacked Portobello at the end of that year. The war was later subsumed into the larger War of Austrian Succession, which had significant battles in the Caribbean. Route of the Spanish gold and silver fleets shown.Included is the Bahamas Channel route to Havana, the route from Veracruz to Havana, Havana to Carta … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s. [Italy]
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