Auction 103, Lot 22

"Mappe-Monde pour Connoitre les Progres & les Conquestes les Plus Remarquables des Provinces-Unies, ainsy que celles des Compagnies d'Orient et d'Occident, et les Pais quelles Possedent dans l'un et dans l'autre Hemisphere", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: World

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.2 x 13.2 inches
46.2 x 33.5 cm

Unusual double hemisphere map with California as an Island. Dutch text describes the expeditions and colonial possessions of the Dutch East India Company. The map originated in about 1670 and the plate was acquired by Chatelain who added the decorative elements, which include sailing ships, the Dutch crest, and a figure representing Europa seated inside a native fort.

References: Shirley #447.

Condition: A

Light tidemarks in blank margin and a bit of very light scattered marginal foxing.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/11/2003

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