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[Caribbean] Benzoni / De Bry, Occidentalis Americae partis... Frankfurt, 1594. 13 x 17. BW. A few scattered light stains, edge tear expertly repaired, lower margin restored, else VG. Benzoni sailed in the Caribbean from 1541-56. His map was published in De Bry's Grands Voyages. Many distortions including the islands of Bahama and Lucaya are too far north. Beautifully engraved with the Spanish Royal arms and an elaborate strap work cartouche. Columbus is mentioned in several places including a caption at "Gunahani" noting the cross he planted at his landfall. Burden 83; Potter, Collecting Antique Maps, p. 164; Garratt, "The Maps in De Bry" in The Map Collector #9 (December, 1979) G4. SOLD

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