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Auction 150, Lot 184

NO RESERVE - Picture Frame-Style Border

"La Floride, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1714 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.2 x 10.3 inches
38.6 x 26.2 cm

This handsome map of the southern United States was based on Delisle's influential Carte du Mexique de la Floride of 1703. The map details early colonial settlements and Indian tribes. The large lake first found on Le Moyne's 1591 map is here called Lac Grande and it is land-locked. The Mississippi River is shown too far west of its true course and the Apalachicoli River flows from a large spurious lake in present-day Tennessee. Details of part of the Bahamas are included. The Gulf of Mexico is filled with a large cartouche featuring Native Americas and an incongruent lion. The entire map is enclosed in a picture frame-style border.

References: Cumming (SE) #155.

Condition: B+

There are a few spots of foxing and one manuscript notation above the title cartouche. Trimmed to the decorative border on all sides. Verso is a bit tacky but does not impact map image.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100


Closed on 9/17/2014