Auction 103, Lot 73

"L'Amerique, Meridionale et Septentrionale", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: L'Atlas Curieux ou le Monde

Color: Hand Color

13 x 8.7 inches
33 x 22.1 cm

A very attractive copper-engraved map of the Americas with three cartouches and a compass rose. The Island of California has an indented northern coast with Agubela de Cato just to the north of the island. A partial coastline of New Zealand appears beside the title cartouche.

References: McLaughlin #135, Tooley (America) #61; Leighly #105.

Condition: A

Crisp impression and original color. Lightly toned with a small smudge in the Pacific. Ink spot and expertly repaired small tear in blank margins.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $900

Closed on 6/11/2003