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Juan Lopez:  Carta Reducida de las Islas Lucayas, o de Los Lucayo . . . 1782

Maps of the Caribbean

Title: Carta Reducida de las Islas Lucayas, o de Los Lucayo . . . 1782

Map Maker: Juan Lopez

Place / Date: Madrid / 1782

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 16 x 16 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 25255


The Duke of York's Copy of the Lopez Chart of the Bahamas.

Fine example of Juan Lopez's rare chart on the Bahamas, published in 1782, which includes the bookplate of the Duke of York on the back of the chart.

The map includes a text inset which mentions that “all these islands were discovered by Columbus”.  The map maker, son of Tomas Lopez, than examines previous charts of the area, noting a great difference between them: “as not only is there a difference in number of islands, the shape of islands, but even in the names”. His best source, Lopez says, is Thomas Jeffreys map of the region of 1777.

The map includes a reference to Harbor Island in Spanish (Isla d'Abra, ú Harbour).

This example was formerly in the Collection of Prince Frederik, Duke of York.   The map was apparently acquired by the Duke of York and bound into a large composite atlas, as noted by the number below the Duke of York's Bookplate found on the upper left verso of the map, bearing the motto of the Chivalric English Order of the Garter, "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" and the initials D.Y.     

 The map was part of the Duke of York collection which was sold in 1827  by Sothebys.

Condition Description: Royal Copy, from the Library of the Duke of York.

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