Auction 102, Lot 89

"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:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 9 inches
29.2 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 fully 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. German text on verso. $2,400 RESERVE.

References: Burden #133.

Condition: A

Expert tissue repair of binding hole along fold without loss on engraved surface.

Estimate: $3,000 - $3,500

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 3/5/2003

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