"Cuba Insula, Hispaniola Insula, Insula Jamaica, Ins. S. Ioannis, I.S. Margareta Cum Confiniis"
Published by Gerhard Mercator, 1606
Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016
This reproduction of the beautifully hand-colored copperplate engraving of "Cuba Insula, Hispaniola Insula, Insula Jamaica, Ins. S. Ioannis, I.S. Margareta Cum Confiniis" was originally published in 1606-1619 by Gerhard Mercator of Amsterdam. Mercator's maps are considered not only aesthetically pleasing, but also as accurate as available knowledge would allow.
This map is one of the earliest to show some of the "West Indian Islands," most notably Cuba. An inset in the upper right shows more detail of the capital city of Havana.
Highly decorative and embellished with sea monsters and sailing ships, this work clearly illustrates the Spanish domination of the islands.
We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.