Auction 113, Lot 101

"[North America]", Bordone, Benedetto

Subject: North America

Period: 1547 (published)

Publication: Isolario

Color: Black & White

Size:
5.8 x 3.2 inches
14.7 x 8.1 cm

This important little map introduces a very early representation of North America, which is labeled Terra de lavortore. The Stretto pte del modo novo depicts the area corresponding to the latitude of the Caribbean. The fictitious islands of Brasil and Asmaide appear just to the north of Azores. While representing North America, the geography more closely resembles the northeast coastline of Asia; the two often being interrelated at this point in history. On a full sheet of Italian text with a map of Scandinavia on verso.

References: Burden #8; Manasek #7.

Condition: A

Some manuscript ink notations in margin, text and on the map on verso.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $2,100

Closed on 12/7/2005

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