Auction 112, Lot 78

"Americae Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1676 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.5 inches
20.3 x 14 cm

Small map of the Americas prominently featuring the island of California and showing most of the Pacific Ocean including the western coastline of New Zealand. Tiny ships dot the seas and Native Americans surround the title cartouche.

References: McLaughlin #60.

Condition: C

Toned on centerfold with some spots in blank margins. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/28/2005