Auction 105, Lot 77

"A New Mapp of America Devided According to the Best and Latest Observations and Discoveries wherein are discribed by thear Proper Names the seaverall Countries that Belonge to ye English…", Lea, Philip

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1695 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 18.6 inches
55.9 x 47.2 cm

A scarce, separately published map of the Americas. In North America California is shown as an Island on the second Sanson model with New Albion in its northern region. A dotted line continues the western coastline in a northeasterly direction to the supposed Straits of Anian. There is a single large lake in the Great Lakes region conveniently obscured by the English coat of arms. This is an unabashedly English publication showing the English Empire extending much beyond the Mississippi River. The title cartouche enumerates the English possessions as New Scotland, Long Iland, N. York, N. Jarsey, Mary Land, Pensilvania, and Carrolina. The South American cartography is largely based on Sanson with the mythical Lacke of Parime, the Capitaineries of Brazil delineated and a battle scene filling the interior. Includes an inset of the North Pole at upper left. Richly adorned with a large title cartouche (copied from Blaeu) flanked by several natives, a decorative dedication cartouche to Henry, Duke of Beaufort, and numerous sailing ships. Drawn by Philip Lea, engraved by James Moxon, and published by Lea (at ye Atlas and Hercules in Cheapside) and Overton (at the White Horse without Newgate). << misspellings in title are correct>>

References: McLaughlin #106; Tooley (Amer) #54, p. 124.

Condition: B

Sharp impression and original color. Trimmed into outer neatline with margins added and neatline in facsimile. Old repairs of fold separation without loss. Some surface soil at center and sides. Manuscript brown ink underlining title with date added.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 12/3/2003