Auction 100, Lot 23

"Nouvelle Mappe-Monde, Recemment Mise en Lumiere", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: World

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 10.2 inches
34.3 x 25.9 cm

A very curious and scarce map. The double hemisphere is surrounded by interesting scenes: land surveying and scientific exploits; harvesting and riches; war; and a scene in a Dutch town with people ice-skating. The map depicts the Island of California, only two of the Great Lakes, and a westward stretching coastline above California labeled Nova Albion with numerous place names including C. Mendocino. In Asia and the Pacific Japan is incomplete, as are both Australia and New Zealand.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000

Sold for: $2,400

Closed on 9/12/2002

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