Auction 153, Lot 77

"'T Noorder deel van Amerika door. C. Kolumbus in zyn Eerste Togt Ontdekt en Desselfs Kusten en Voor-Eylanden een en Andermaal Bevaaren", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: North America

Period: 1714 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 7.8 inches
30 x 19.8 cm

This charming map depicts a large island of California separated from Terra Esonis by the Strait of Anian. The Northwest coast is completely blank above the peninsula labeled Aqubela de Cato. The Great Lakes are shown with lakes Michigan and Superior open-ended, and in the West the Rio del Norte emanates from a large inland lake and flows into the sea between the mainland and California. The title cartouche is adorned in a military theme with a portrait of Christopher Columbus.

References: McLaughlin #172; Tooley (Amer) p. 129, #75.

Condition: B+

A fine impression with attractive color, minor toning, a few extraneous crease, and a couple of unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/20/2015