Auction 103, Lot 491

"Nova Guinea et In. Salomonis", Langenes, Barent

Subject: New Guinea

Period: 1598 (circa)


Color: Black & White

4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm

Charming miniature map of the northern coast of New Guinea with the Solomon Islands. This map is considered the first separate map of New Guinea. A prior map by de Jode in 1593 also focused on the region, but was largely fanciful. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius (Pieter van den Keere). Strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B

Slight damp stain, else a fine, crisp impression.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/11/2003