Auction 149, Lot 758

"[Lot of 2] The New World - The First Pictures of America [and] Atlas of Columbus and the Great Discoveries",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1946-90 (published)


Color: Printed Color

See Description

A. The New World - The First Pictures of America, by Stefan Lorant, published 1946 (9.3 x 12.3"). A fascinating history of the first French and English settlements on eastern North American seaboards from eyewitness accounts including those of John White and Le Moyne. Heavily illustrated in b/w and color with the water colors of John White (1585), de Bry's engravings of the Virginia and Florida settlements, and excerpts from Thomas Hariot's "New Found Land of Virginia" (1588). 292 pp., index, bibliography. First edition, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, NY. Hardbound in beige linen with gilt map on front cover. Condition: Contents fine with slight wear to the dust jacket including a partially repaired small tear on the back.

B. Atlas of Columbus and the Great Discoveries, by Kenneth Nebenzahl, published 1990 (11.3 x 14.8"). This wonderful reference illustrates a selection of the most significant materials of the period, beginning with the world as known to Europeans before Columbus' first voyage. More than 100 color illustrations depict maps by Ptolemy, Pizzagano, Martellus, Waldseemuller, Mercator, Hondius and others. 168 pp., with index & bibliography. Published by Rand McNally. Hardbound in blue cloth with title in gilt and illustrated dust jacket. Condition: Near fine.


Condition: A

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 5/21/2014