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Auction 102, Lot 120

"La Floride", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1682 (circa)

Publication: Curieus Aenmerckingen der bysonderste Oost en West Indische

Color: Hand Color

9.9 x 6.9 inches
25.1 x 17.5 cm

Detailed map showing the Spanish and French possessions in the colonial Southeast. The map extends from the southernmost part of Virginia to the coast of what is now Texas. When first introduced by Sanson in 1657 this map was the first to use the name L. Erie in an atlas and to introduce several new rivers in Virginia. The French claims in the Carolinas are reasserted with the region named Floride Francoise. This issue is from an re-engraved plate published by Joannes Ribbius and Simon de Vries.

References: Burden #326.

Condition: B

Tissue repairs on centerfold with hinge remnants on verso. Later color, hastily applied. A few slight printers creases in the Gulf area.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $450

Closed on 3/5/2003