Auction 108, Lot 82

"America Septentrionalis Novissima / America Meridionalis Accuratissima", Schenk, Pieter

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

A beautiful map of the Americas with North America based on the Sanson-Jaillot model with California as an island, open ended Great Lakes and the R. del Norte flowing westward from a large inland lake. Buttons Bay and the Great Lakes are both left open-ended in the west, leaving open the possibility of a Northwest Passage. An unusual feature of the map is the pair of large elaborate cartouches, one for each continent, each surrounded by figures including natives, animals, European explorers, and a river god.

References: McLaughlin #120, Tooley p. 125 #56.

Condition: A+

Superb impression with fine original outline color, cartouches uncolored. Expert repair of a tiny fold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,300

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/29/2004

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