Auction 129, Lot 96

"L'Amerique Septentrionale Suivant les Nouvelles Observations…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: North America

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 8.8 inches
29.2 x 22.4 cm

A delicately engraved map of North America and the West Indies, based on Delisle's important map of 1700. This map depicts an interesting version of California that is ambiguous about whether it is an island or not, as the Gulf of California is left open ended, and the Northwest coast is left blank. Neptune and two Native Americans flank the large title cartouche. The routes of the explorers Cortez, Drake and Olivier are shown in the Pacific.

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Condition: A+

Crisp impression and very wide original margins.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/23/2009

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