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Auction 100, Lot 118

"Terra Nova", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Canada

Period: 1606 (circa)


Color: Black & White

5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

Second state of Bertius's map of the Canadian eastern seaboard. The map was directly derived from Plancius milestone map of the North Atlantic, which depicted Newfoundland as a single island for the first time. This great miniature map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a large sea monster. Latin text on verso.

References: Kershaw #48c.

Condition: B

Faint damp stain at lower right.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2002