Catalog Archive
Auction 150, Lot 72

"V. Haupt Karte America oder West Indien oder die Neue Welt", Desing, P. Anselm

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1733 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.4 x 5.2 inches
11.2 x 13.2 cm

This uncommon little map is from a history and geography book for Catholic students. The huge northwest coast of North America is marked Terra Incognitae. Only two cities are named in the present day United States: Philadelphia and Santa Fe. Florida is larger than the colonies, and Mary Land and Neu Holland oddly appear to the south of Virginia. There is a pictorial title cartouche depicting Benedictine monks bringing Christianity to the New World. Desing was an eighteenth century Benedictine monk of Ensdorf who devoted his life to scientific studies and was a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.

References: King (2nd ed.), p. 168; 210.

Condition: A

Issued folding with a few tiny worm holes and minor soiling, all confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/17/2014