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Auction 123, Lot 108

"Noorder America", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: North America

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving

Color: Hand Color

11 x 7.7 inches
27.9 x 19.6 cm

This is an uncommon Dutch version of Sanson's important map of North America. It shows California as an island with the indented northern coast from Luke Foxe's information. All five Great Lakes are shown but are still misshapen and the western shores of Lake Superior and L. des Puans (Lake Michigan) are left open-ended. The Apaches are shown as the dominant tribe of Nouveau Mexique where the R. de Nort originates in a lake above Santa Fe and flows southwest to the Mar Vermeio. The British colonies are shown simply as Nouvelle Angleterre and Virginie. Second state, engraved by Antoine de Winter.

References: Burden #545; McLaughlin #89.

Condition: A

Excellent impression with a couple of faint marginal damp stains, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $850 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/20/2008