Auction 130, Lot 197

"Zee en Land-Togten der Franszen Gedaan na, en in't Americaans Gewest van Florida", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1707 (published)

Publication: Naaukerige Versameling

Color: Hand Color

9.1 x 6 inches
23.1 x 15.2 cm

Outstanding small map of the Southeast, based on the Mercator/Hondius prototype. Much of the geography is based the accounts of John Lederer, who described large interior lakes, an area of savanna at the foot of the Apalatcy Montes auriferi, and a desert region. The two French forts built by Ribaut in 1562 and Laudoniere in 1564 are labeled Karel Slot. The map is beautifully engraved with a large pictorial title cartouche depicting the landing of Ponce de Leon and a battle scene with the natives.

References: Cumming (SE) #143.

Condition: A+

Close margins, apparently as issued. Later hand coloring.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/2/2009