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Auction 115, Lot 92

"Novus Orbis sive America Meridionalis et Septentrionalis, per sua Regna, Provincias, et Insulas iuxta Observationes et Descriptiones Recentiss", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1784 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.5 inches
57.9 x 49.5 cm

Superb map of the Americas with a prominent California as an Island based on the Sanson model. Directly above the island is the strait Fretum Anian with the coastline of Terra Esonis incogn, which is obscured by an elaborate pictorial cartouche relating to the religious conversion of the natives. The map is filled with place names and details the tracks of the major voyages of exploration in the Pacific. The large title cartouche depicts Native Americans fishing, cutting sugar cane, farming, and paying tribute to a chief. State 4, published by Michael Probst.

References: McLaughlin #211-4; Tooley (America) #91, plt. 61.

Condition: A

Fine original color and good impression in cartouches. Minor repair on bottom fold separation that barely enters border.

Estimate: $2,100 - $2,300

Sold for: $1,800

Closed on 6/21/2006