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Auction 100, Lot 119

"Septentrionaliora Americae a Groelandia, per Freta Davidis et Hudson ad Terram Novam", Renard/De Wit

Subject: Canada

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication: Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas

Color: Hand Color

22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm
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De Wit's fine chart of Hudson Bay and Arctic Canada based on Van Loon's important chart. It covers Hudson Bay and Strait, Baffin's Bay, part of Greenland, Labrador, etc. This is probably the third state, issued by Renard. Kershaw notes that this state has the additions of the names James ou Isle de Jaques and Baye d'Hudson and the addition of numerous place names around the western and southern shore of Hudson Bay. The only apparent difference being that this example is numbered Fol. 28 at upper right, instead of Fol. 26. Embellished with rhumb lines, a compass rose, sailing ships (two engaged in battle), and two splendid cartouches; the second with the Dutch title. "De Noordelyckste Zee kusten van America van Groenland door de Straet Davis ende…'

References: Kershaw #211.

Condition: A

Wonderful original color with some oxidation of the green resulting in slight cracking. These areas are backed with Japanese tissue. Otherwise, the chart is in very fine, clean condition.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/12/2002