Auction 122, Lot 112

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

Subject: North America

Period: 1729 (published)

Publication: La Geographie Moderne, Naturelle, Historique & Politique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 8.8 inches
29.2 x 22.4 cm

A delicately engraved 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, and the Northwest coast is left blank. Neptune and two Native Americans flank the large title cartouche. The routes of the explorers Cortez, Drake and Olivier are shown in the Pacific.

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Condition: A

A nice example with a faint printer's smudge at the bottom.

Estimate: $650 - $800

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/5/2007

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