Auction 125, Lot 98

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

Subject: North America

Period: 1714 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau et Curieux

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8 inches
30 x 20.3 cm

This charming map depicts 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 is adorned in a military theme with a portrait of Christopher Columbus.

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

Condition: B+

A lovely impression on a sound sheet. Paper has been added to the lower right binding side to facilitate framing.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/24/2008