Auction 122, Lot 91

"Americae Aucta Delineatio", Anon.

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 4.5 inches
16.5 x 11.4 cm

This small Dutch map shows California as an island, and Terra Iesso stretching across the North Pacific from Fretum Anian nearly to Japan. The Carpenteria coast of Australia and Quiri Regio (Solomon Islands) appear in the South Pacific. A small compass rose and a charming decorative title cartouche complete the composition.

References: McLaughlin #217.

Condition: B+

A good impression on a sheet with original outline color. There is a little foxing, mostly in the margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007