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Auction 105, Lot 98

"Nova Tabula Geographica complectens Borealiorem Americae Partem; in qua exacte delineatae sunt Canada sive Nova Francia, Nova Scotia, Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium, Pensylvania, Virginia, Carolina, et Terra Nova, cum Omnibus Littorum", Visscher/Schenk

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1715 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 23.4 inches
50 x 59.4 cm
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Great map of the northeast coast of North America, from the Carolinas to Quebec and inland to the Great Lakes. It depicts all of Lake Ontario and parts of Lakes Huron and Erie. The map is based on the western part of the Coronelli/Nolin map of 1689 and shows the divisions between the French and British colonies. It is beautifully engraved with topographical features. Colonial settlement is confined to the seaboard and rivers. In the interior a number of Indian nations are shown. Second state, published by Pieter Schenk, Jr. Engraved by Luggert van Anse.

References: McCorkle #689.8.

Condition: B

Lovely original color and crisp impression. Damp stains in margins, just intruding into borders at left and a few small spots. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 12/3/2003