Auction 130, Lot 77

"L'Amerique autrement le Nouveau Monde et Indes Occidentales…", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1676 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.2 x 14.5 inches
38.6 x 36.8 cm

An uncommon map of the Americas based largely on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson, Duval's uncle. In North America, the Great Lakes are shown open-ended in the west and California is depicted as an island. Above California is the Destroit d' Anien and the large Terre de Iesso, or land of Jesso, that resulted from confusing reports by De Vries on his expedition in the waters north of Japan. A notation concerning a possible Northwest Passage fills the blank region above Anien. Several colonial settlements appear on the eastern seaboard including Iamestoun, Christina, London al: Boston, N. Amsterdam al: Manhate. In South America, the mythical Parime Lake is located in Guiana with its legendary Manoa-el dorado (City of Gold), and there is good detail of the Jesuit missions. The map includes the western coasts of Europe and Africa and the Prime Meridian goes through the Isle de Fer. An explanation key cartouche embellished with a Native American, and a large compass rose have been added to this edition, the 7th state of the plate.

References: Burden #311; McLaughlin #15.

Condition: A+

Sharp impression and wide original margins. There is a professional fold repair in the bottom margin, and an ink mark in the upper left corner, well away from the map.

Estimate: $2,200 - $2,500


Closed on 12/2/2009