Auction 139, Lot 100

"Kaartje van het Noorder-Deel van America", Lat, Jan de

Subject: North America

Period: 1747 (published)

Publication: Atlas Portatif Tres Exact ou Livre de Carte…

Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 7 inches
23.6 x 17.8 cm

Uncommon, small map featuring California as an island in addition to a rather imaginative Pacific Northwest showing a large inlet with an attached Onbekend Land that stretches across the Pacific, perhaps all the way to Asia. The Mississippi River has a tributary loosely drawn from Lahontan's Riviere Longue, here named the Moingona R. The map is filled with minutely engraved place-names, and is enhanced with a simple compass rose.

References: McLaughlin #232.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed with professionally repaired fold separations, light soiling, and a couple of faint printer's creases.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/15/2012