Auction 119, Lot 173

"Novi Belgii, quod nunc Novi Jorck Vocatur, Novae qz. Angliae & Partis Virginiae Accuratissima et Novissima Delineatio", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Colonial - New England & Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1671 (published)

Publication: Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Wereld

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 11.3 inches
36.3 x 28.7 cm

A finely engraved map of New England based on the influential Jansson-Visscher series. Geographically the map follows Jansson including the placement of nearly every European settlement along the coastline and rivers. The land is fully engraved to show forests and mountains, and tiny animals fill the interior. The large pictorial title cartouche shows Native Americans in a variety of occupations.

References: Campbell (MCC-24) #21; McCorkle #671.1.

Condition: B

Sharp impression on a sheet watermarked with a jester. The right and left margins are narrow, as is normal for this issue, and have been extended with paper to better accommodate framing. Couple of soft creases and a small separation at the top centerfold, just touching the border. Hinge remnants on the verso.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,700

Closed on 5/9/2007