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Auction 104, Lot 87

"Amerika, of de Nieuwe Weerld Aller eerst door C. Kolumbus ontdekt en bevaren, int Jaar 1492", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1707 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 5.8 inches
21.8 x 14.7 cm
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Charming map of the continents with California as an Island. The Great Lakes are shown open-ended in the west and the Colorado River emanates from a large inland lake. In South America there is a large lake in Guyana and the Uruguay River, here called the Paraguay, appears much larger than the Amazon. The Insulae Solomis are prominent in the Pacific with Quiri Regio partially outlined. Title cartouche includes explorers and cherubs using navigation instruments.

References: McLaughlin #168.

Condition: A

Tiny tear in blank margin, closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/10/2003