Auction 157, Lot 429

Superb Picture Frame Border

"H. Benzos Scheep-togt uit Italie over Spanje na de Westindize Eylanden, en Kusten van't Zuider America", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1707 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.3 x 8.6 inches
28.7 x 21.8 cm

This lovely map of the Atlantic Ocean depicts the route of explorer Hieronymus Benzo, who traveled from Spain to the Americas, and back to Italy from 1541-56. The map includes large portions of North America, South America and Africa. Many of the cartographic myths at the turn of the eighteenth century are also shown, including a large inland lake in the Carolinas, an inaccurate depiction of the Great Lakes, and Parime and Xarayes (not named) Lakes in South America. The map is adorned with a vignette of the European explorers and natives. Surrounded by a decorative picture frame border.


Condition: A+

A strong, dark impression on a clean sheet. There is a tiny, professionally repaired tear along the top edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $190

Closed on 5/4/2016