Auction 140, Lot 413

"H. Benzos Scheep-Togt uit Italie over Spanje na de Westindize Eylanden, en Kusten van't Zuider America", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1706 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

This lovely small map of the Atlantic Ocean depicts the route of explorer Hieronymus Benzo, who traveled from Spain to the Americas, and back to Italy from 1541-56. The map includes large portions of North America, South America and Africa. Many of the cartographic myths at the turn of the eighteenth century are also shown, including a large inland lake in the Carolinas, an inaccurate depiction of the Great Lakes, and Parime and Xarayes Lakes (here unnamed) in South America. The map is adorned with a vignette of the European explorers and natives.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting and a few spots of printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/23/2012