Auction 145, Lot 79

"[Lot of 2] North America According to the Latest Observations [and] South America According to the Latest Observations", Senex, John

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Gordon's Geography Anatomized

Color: Hand Color

Size:
See Description

These two small maps were included in Patrick Gordon's Geography Anatomized:

A. North America According to the Latest Observations (7.0 x 6.0"). This small map shows the b>Island of California with an indented northern coastline. The northwestern part of the continent is completely blank. New England, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina are named along the east coast while Florida occupies a large portion of the south.

B. South America According to the Latest Observations (7.8 x 6.3"). Shows place names along the coastline with basic detail of the river system and topography. The center of the continent is labeled "Country of the Amazons" with a note stating "These Indian Parts are but little if at all discovered."

References: McLaughlin #210.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with one small spot in the Pacific Ocean of the North America map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/12/2013

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