Auction 126, Lot 194

"Carta Geografica della Florida nell' America Settentrionale", Albrizzi, Girolamo

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo…

Color: Black & White

16.8 x 12.8 inches
42.7 x 32.5 cm

Finely engraved copper plate map of the southeast part of North America based on Delisle. It covers the region from Filadelfia south to the Bahamas, and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to Tampico. It shows the same area as Ortelius' 1584 map and several earlier maps, but most of the earlier names have been replaced with later names for rivers, towns and villages, and political divisions. The British colonies are confined east of the Apalache. Georgia is named in part of Carolina, indicating a knowledge of contemporary political realities. The large pictorial title cartouche features natives aiming arrows at resting lions with elk in the background. Compass rose.

References: Cumming #277 (attributing Delisle).

Condition: A

Beautiful, dark impression on thin hand laid paper with fine watermark. The margins are close, particularly at bottom, but as issued. Short centerfold splits in upper and lower margin, closed on verso with archival paper. In original uncolored state.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 12/3/2008