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Auction 132, Lot 69

"America", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Philippi Cluveri Introductionis…

Color: Hand Color

10 x 8 inches
25.4 x 20.3 cm
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This charming map of the Americas presents California as an island and no Great Lakes in North America. The interior rivers of South America are all connected to a large, spurious lake labeled Lago de los Xarzyes. Maarten Gerritsz de Vries' discoveries are noted in the waters north of Japan (Fret. Frees), and Abel Janszoon Tasman's discoveries are shown in New Zealand. The drape style title cartouche is held by a cherub.

References: McLaughlin #177

Condition: A

There are a couple inconspicuous rust spots and a tiny repaired hole in the cartouche, still overall very good. Hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $475 - $550


Closed on 6/2/2010