Auction 124, Lot 60

"Amerika, of de Nieuwe Weerld Aller eerst door C. Kolumbus ontdekt en bevaren, int Jaar 1492", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1707 (circa)

Publication: Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-waardigste Zee

Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 6 inches
22.4 x 15.2 cm

Charming map of the Americas with California as an island. The Great Lakes are shown open-ended in the west and a major westward flowing river emanates from a large inland lake. In South America the mythical, equatorial Lake Parime is shown in Guyana, but is not named. The Insulae Solomis are prominent in the Pacific with Quiri Regio partially outlined, reflecting Dutch exploration in the vicinity of Australia. The delicate cartouche includes explorers and cherubs using navigation instruments.

References: McLaughlin #168.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now flattened and backed with paper. There is a faint stain in the top of the map.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/7/2008