Auction 149, Lot 24

"Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula / Nieuwe en Allernaeukeurigste Weereldt-Kaert", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua

Subject: World

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 20.3 inches
59.2 x 51.6 cm

This attractive double hemisphere map shows North America with an incomplete coastline in the northwest. Only Virginia and Carolina are noted along the east coast, with a huge Florida and New Mexico occupying most of the continent. In the Northern Pacific is a section of land with a note: "Terra Detecta a Dom Juan de Gama cum e Chine in Novam Hispaniam iter fecit" indicating it was land discovered by Juan de Gama on a voyage from China to New Spain. Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania are shown with incomplete coastlines, and the tracks and discoveries of numerous explorers are noted.


Condition: B+

Original color with some minor printer's ink residue and isolated foxing in the image.

Estimate: $750 - $900


Closed on 5/21/2014