Jun 07, 2017 - Sale 2450

Sale 2450 - Lot 47

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(CUBA.) May, Bernardo. Mapa Historico Pintoresco Moderno de la Isla De Cuba and Plano Pintoresco De La Habana. Together two tinted lithographed maps with paneled inset view and vignette borders. Approximately 17 3/4x22 1/2 inches each sheet size; issued folding now flattened, expert restorations primarily keeping to margins but with a few scattered repaired wormholes and tears into printed areas minutely reinstated in ink facsimile. [Berlin], 1853

Additional Details

Scarce pair of maps of Cuba and Havana superbly decorated with surrounding views and scenes depicting elements of the island's commerce and culture, early architecture and sea ports as well as significant historical events. Somewhat famously pirated by May from Pierre Toussaint Frederic Miahle's Viaje Pintoresco al Rededor de la Isla de Cuba, 1847-48. Sabin 17748; Cueto, Cuba in Old Maps, 82.