Auction 101, Lot 84

"Novi Orbis Pars Borealis, America Scilicet, Complectens Floridam, Baccalaon, Canadam, Terram Corterialem, Virginiam, Norombecam, Pluresque alias Provincias", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: North America

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication: Geographisch Handtbuch…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 9 inches
30 x 22.9 cm

Very unusual map based on Cornelis de Jode's Americae Pars Borealis. It makes use of both John White and Jacques le Moyne's east coast cartography, but continues De Jode's inaccurate depiction of Virginia. In the north is a Northwest Passage, and in the center is the Lago de Conibas. To the west of Florida is a curious second peninsula named Apalaco. The map is heavily engraved with mountains, forests and cities with numerous notations throughout. Below the map is a panel of Latin text describing the various explorations. Engraved by Johannes Bussemacher.

References: Burden #133.

Condition: A

Lightly toned.

Estimate: $2,750 - $3,250

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 12/4/2002

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