Auction 109, Lot 338

"De Bermudes of Summer Eylanden tot de Reystogten afgepeyld, door de Engel Zen derwaards gedaan", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Bermuda

Period: 1707 (circa)

Publication: Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee…

Color: Black & White

Size:
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

First state of this charming small map of Bermuda embellished with a scene depicting the shipwreck of Admiral Sir George Somers in 1609. As is typical of the period, this map depicts the coast of Virginia on the same scale, thus presenting a distorted view the island's size and location.

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Condition: A

Dark impression, couple of soft extraneous creases, else fine. Framer's hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $900

Closed on 12/1/2004

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