Auction 119, Lot 85

"Amerique", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1672 (circa)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geograhie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm

This is the third state of this charming miniature map of the Americas. California is shown as an island and the D. d'Anien separates California from a huge Terre de Iesso, with a D. de Vriez separating Iesso from Asia. The Spanish colony of St. Fe is identified, Quebec is shown as the capital of the French possessions and St. Augustine is shown in Florida. N. Suede is incorrectly shown as the Dutch took possession of that colony in 1655. In the Pacific, the recently discovered coastline of New Zealand is depicted as a remnant of the old southern continent.

References: Burden #350; McLaughlin #26.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/9/2007