Auction 111, Lot 59

"Amerique", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1672 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
4.9 x 3.9 inches
12.4 x 9.9 cm

Third state of this charming miniature map of the Americas. California is shown as an island and the D. d'Anien separates California from a huge Terre de Iesso. The Spanish colony of St. Fe is identified, Quebec is shown as the capital of the French possessions and St. Augustine is shown in Florida. N. Suede is incorrectly shown as the Dutch took possession of that colony in 1655. In the Pacific, the recently discovered coastline of New Zealand is depicted as a remnant of the old southern continent.

References: Burden #350; McLaughlin #26.

Condition: A

Bit of adhesive residue from previous hinge at top edge.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/8/2005

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