Auction 108, Lot 85

"L'Amerique, Meridionale et Septentrionale…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1717 (circa)

Publication: L'Atlas Curieux ou le Monde

Color: Hand Color

13.2 x 9 inches
33.5 x 22.9 cm

A very attractive copper-engraved map of the Americas with three cartouches and a compass rose. The island of California has an indented northern coast with Agubela de Cato just to the north of the island. A partial coastline of New Zealand appears beside the title cartouche.

References: McLaughlin #135, Tooley (America) #61; Leighly #105.

Condition: A

Lovely old color. Issued folding, now pressed. Paper replaced at binding trim with short binding tear repaired.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 9/29/2004