Auction 103, Lot 97

"A New Description of Carolina", Speed/Lamb

Subject: Colonial Carolinas

Period: 1676 (published)

Publication: Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World

Color: Hand Color

20 x 14.7 inches
50.8 x 37.3 cm

Engraved by Richard Lamb for the Basset and Chiswell edition and based on Moxon/Ogilby's Lords Proprietor's map. This map incorporates a number of early accounts including Lederer, Hilton, Sandford, Ashley-Cooper and Culpeper. The finely engraved map is oriented with north to the right and is embellished with a title cartouche, the arms of Charles II, a compass rose and ships. English text on verso contains an fascinating account of John Lederer's important explorations.

References: Cumming (SE) #77.

Condition: B

Toned on centerfold with a tissue repair and a small area of thin paper. A few tiny tears at paper edges.

Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000


Closed on 6/11/2003