Auction 107, Lot 68

"America, of Nieuw-Ontdekte Weereld, tot de Beschryving van Joseph d'Acosta afgebakend", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1706 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

First state of this striking small map of the Americas. The island of California is depicted with a flat northern coast named Nova Albion. The northwest coast in then indented with the Straet Anian which separates the continent from Anian. The St. Lawrence River connects with a single large interior lake, which is open-ended in the west. South America is shown with the large interior lake Parime and the huge R. de la Plata of Paraguay. Pictorial cartouche takes up most of the Pacific and shows figures under a tent taking measurements on a globe.

References: McLaughlin #167.

Condition: B

Some spots in map. Close side margin.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/9/2004