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Metellus's Rare Reduced Version of Wytfliet's Map of Eastern Canada

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Lot 47
By: Natalius Sequanus Metellus
Subject: Eastern Canada
Date: 1598 (circa)

Publication: America sive Novus Orbis

Condition Code: B+

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Color: hand color

Size: 9.3 x 7.4 inches
         23.7 x 18.8 cm

    This is the rare and slightly smaller version of the Wytfliet map of the same title. Wytfliet's map is cartographically important for a number of reasons - it was the first map to use Canada in its title, and the first to concentrate on the St. Lawrence River and gulf. The general outline of the map is derived from Gerard Mercator and summarizes sixteenth-century knowledge of the region. The region north of the St. Lawrence and east of the Saguenai River is labeled Canada, and Nova Francia is centered on the town of Hochelaga (present-day Montreal). Latin text on verso.

Condition Description: A dark impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and a couple of spots of foxing in the blank margins.

Ref: Burden #117; Kershaw #41.

$1,300.00 - $1,600.00

Sold for: $700.00

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