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Auction 135, Lot 90

"America Septentrionalis, Concinnata juxta Observationes Dnn Academiae Regalis Scientiarum…", Wolff, Jeremias

Subject: North America

Period: 1710 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 17.8 inches
59.7 x 45.2 cm

This attractive map is a very scarce German version of Guillaume Delisle's foundation map of North America (1700). The Great Lakes are based on the Coronelli model showing the French strong points at Tadousac, Quebec, Fort Sorel, Montreal and Fort Frontenac. The English settlements are confined along the eastern seaboard with the region around the Great Lakes and north of the Ohio River being the domains of the Ilionensium and Iroquoens. As with Delisle's map the Mississippi River is properly aligned, as are the Rio Grande and Colorado rivers, and California appears as a peninsula. Numerous tracks in the Pacific show the routes of different voyages. The Sargasso Sea is graphically shown in the Atlantic. Graphically the map copies both the title and the sales & notations cartouches.

References: McCorkle #700.4; Portinaro & Knirsch CXXIV.

Condition: A

The centerfold has been reinforced on verso and there are a few professional repairs of minor tears in the blank margins.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400


Closed on 2/16/2011