Auction 124, Lot 72

"'T Noorder Deel van Amerika Door. C. Kolumbus in zyn Eerst Togt Ontdekt…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: North America

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Naauwkeurige versameling … Oost en West-Indien

Color: Black & White

11.6 x 7.5 inches
29.5 x 19.1 cm

This is the first edition of this charming map, depicting a large island of California separated from Terra Esonis by the Strait of Anian. The northwest coast is completely blank above the peninsula labeled Aqubela de Cato. The Great Lakes are shown with Lakes Michigan and Superior open-ended and in the west. The Rio del Norte emanates from a large inland lake and flows into the sea between the mainland and California. The title cartouche features a military theme with a portrait of Christopher Columbus.

References: McLaughlin #172; Tooley (Amer) pp. 129, #75.

Condition: B

A dark impression on a sheet that has been neatly and professionally backed with light tissue to repair some small worm tracks and tears into the map and some minor paper replacement in bottom margin.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/7/2008