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




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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: $2,200.00

Inventory ID: 25255


Description:

Fine example of Juan Lopez's rare chart on the Bahamas, published in 1782.  

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.

There is another map by Juan Lopez of the Bahamas (Liter 47), which is less detailed.


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


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Maps of the Caribbean