Auction 103, Lot 77

"Descripcion de las Yndias del Norte 2", De Herrera/Colijn

Subject: North America

Period: 1622 (published)

Publication: Novus Orbis, sive Descriptio Indiae Occidentalis

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 8.4 inches
29.2 x 21.3 cm

An uncommon Dutch version of de Herrera's 1601 map with its cartography based on the manuscript charts of Juan Lopez de Velasco (c. 1575-80). The striking lack of internal detail reflects the official Spanish policy protecting geographical knowledge of their presence in the New World. The only name appearing in North America is La Florida. The Audiencias (the Spanish colonial political divisions) are the only other place names on the map. Published by Michiel Colijn.

References: Burden #197.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/11/2003