Auction 117, Lot 83

"L'Amerique Septentrionale Suivant les Nouvelles Observations…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: North America

Period: 1715 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 8.8 inches
29.2 x 22.4 cm

Uncommon map of North America and the West Indies. This map depicts an interesting version of California that is ambiguous about whether it is an island or not, as the Gulf of California is left open ended. Neptune and two Native Americans flank the large title cartouche. The routes of the explorers Cortez, Drake and Olivier are shown in the Pacific.


Condition: B

Nice impression, printed on good paper with some foxing in the upper margin and just into map. A little archival tape in the top blank margin and one 1/2 inch tear in blank margin, well away from image. Subtly hand colored.

Estimate: $650 - $800

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/6/2006