Auction 123, Lot 93

"Americae sive Indiae Occidentalis Tabula Generalis", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1659 (circa)

Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 4.8 inches
12.4 x 12.2 cm

This tiny map is a reduced version of the important 1630 map by De Laet. It is a simple map of the coastlines of the Americas with many rivers and bays and a few place names. The most notable place named on the East Coast of North America is C. Cod. By comparison, the west coast shows many place names. There are no Great Lakes shown in North America and conspicuously absent is the mythical Lake Parime in South America. It is adorned with a relatively large title cartouche.

References: Burden #335.

Condition: A

Slight show through of manuscript ink title on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/20/2008