Canary Islands Las Palmas harbor Columbus Spain 1719 antique engraved early viewBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
die stadt Canarien - Canarie
(Las Palmas- Gran Canaria- Canary Islands)
Issued 1719, Frankfort, Germany for A.M. Mallet
Charming early 18th century copper engraved prospect view of the harbor.
With pleasing full hand color.
Depiction of these strategically placed islands off the west coast of Morocco. Las Palmas is significant as being once of the main stop-over points in the sea journey between Spain and the New World. Indeed, Columbus stopped here both ways to and from America and Spanish Galleons are seen here as well.
The image has a near folk-art feel, a style of cartographic image quite unique to this time in history. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this very reason.Also, the small size lends a feeling of intimacy, like a small near miniature jewel.
Print paper and engraved area remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, nothing offensive or severe, overall remains clean and nice.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous minor thin creases or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Charming little old vintage antique map, very attractive and entirely worthy of hanging for display.
Sheet measures c. 8 " H x 6 " W.
Printed area measures c. 5 3/4" H x 3 3/4 " W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3.
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[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].