Auction 119, Lot 86

"Americae Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1676 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.6 inches
20.3 x 14.2 cm

Lovely, small map of the Americas prominently featuring the island of California with a flat northern coastline. In the Pacific Ocean only the western coastline of New Zealand is mapped, and Japan includes an outsized Hokkaido (Eso). Many tiny ships dot the seas while Native Americans and Europeans surround the title cartouche

References: McLaughlin #60.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 5/9/2007