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Auction 118, Lot 235

"Nieuw Engeland in Twee Scheepstogten door Kapitein Johan Smith in de Jaren 1614 en 1615", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1707 (published)

Publication: Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee…

Color: Hand Color

9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

An interesting map that covers from Rhode Island to Penobscot Bay in Maine. It features a large Lacus Irocoisiensis with several large islands in the northwest quadrant. The map is filled with many place names, both Indian and early colonial settlements. The delicately colored pictorial title cartouche depicts Captain John Smith trading with the Indians, while his crew greets a mermaid in the background.

References: McCorkle #707-2.

Condition: A

Very generous margins with a little bit of worming in the lower left corner, well away from the map.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/6/2007