Auction 122, Lot 172

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

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication: Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 11.3 inches
36.3 x 28.7 cm

This finely engraved map of New England is 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: McCorkle #671.1.

Condition: B

Remargined at sides with partial loss of the neatline at upper left. Otherwise a very good example.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 12/5/2007

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