Auction 105, Lot 78

"Nouvelle Carte de l'Amerique…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1714 (published)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau

Color: Hand Color

21 x 17 inches
53.3 x 43.2 cm

In North America California is depicted as an Island in the early Sanson form with a nearly flat top beginning at C. Mendocina. Nova Albion has been inserted in the northern part of the island. Tooley calls the map of interest for the innovative insertion of Village des Canots between P. de Carinde and P de la Conception. Anian and Straet Anian appear far north of California. A partial outline of Zelandia Nova is shown in the South Pacific. The beautiful title cartouche features natives and traders.

References: Tooley (Amer) 72 (Plt #55); McLaughlin #187.

Condition: A

Excellent impression and coloring, which appears to be original. A little surface soiling, tiny flaw in ocean with paper repair on verso, nearly invisible.

Estimate: $1,600 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 12/3/2003