Auction 108, Lot 19

"Carta Hydrographica oder Algemeine Welt und Commercien Carte…", Stridbeck/Bodenehr

Subject: World

Period: 1706 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.2 x 6 inches
23.4 x 15.2 cm

Charming little world map showing the Dutch commercial interests in the East and West Indies. The map combines several cartographic myths including the island of California, the great southern landmass (here labeled Laender des Sud Pols), and Compagnie Land situated between Asia and North America. Two ships decorate the map at the top with columns of Dutch text at sides. Within the map the trade routes to and from the East and West Indies are traced.

References:

Condition: A

Slight mat burn and foxing in blank margins, not affecting map.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/29/2004

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