Auction 108, Lot 713

"Early Maps and Charts of the East Coast of North America", Putman, Robert

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1982 (published)

Publication: Mercbook International Ltd.

Color: Printed Color

22.5 x 30.5 inches
57.2 x 77.5 cm

Superb portfolio of twelve maps and charts reproduced from the originals in the collections of the museums and libraries. Beginning with Joris Carolus' sea chart of Davis Strait (1626) and ending with Gerard van Keulen's chart of the coast of New Netherlands (1734). These maps beautifully illustrate this important part of American cartographic history. The 32 pp., 4to, booklet provides an introduction and full details on each map. Maps are printed in full-color on fine hand-made rag paper and housed in a beautiful linen and leather (elephant folio size) portfolio. Limited edition, #362 of 500 copies.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/29/2004