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Auction 143, Lot 102

"America", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

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. This is the second state of the map with Pag. 666 at top right.

References: Burden #732; cf. McLaughlin #25.

Condition: B

Toned with two small brown spots in the Pacific Ocean.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/13/2013