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Auction 159, Lot 74

"L'Amerique Autrement le Nouveau Monde et Indes Occidentales", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1684 (dated)

Publication: Cartes de Geographie...

Color: Hand Color

15.1 x 14.6 inches
38.4 x 37.1 cm
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An uncommon map of the Americas based largely on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson, Duval's uncle. In North America the Great Lakes are shown open-ended in the west and California is depicted as an Island. Above California is the Destroit d' Anien and the large Terre de Iesso, or land of Jesso, that was the result of confusing reports by De Vries on his expedition in the waters north of Japan. Several colonial settlements appear on the eastern seaboard including Iamestoun, Christina, London al: Boston, N. Amsterdam al: Manhate. In South America the mythical Parime Lake is no longer in evidence and there is good detail, particularly of the missions. The map includes the western coasts of Europe and Africa, and a landmass appears at the bottom right labeled Partie de la grande Terre Australe. In the South Pacific are large title and key cartouches decorated with an Indian and crocodile. The map was originally engraved in 1655 and appeared in several states until Duval's death in1683. His business was continued by his wife and one of his daughters; this state was published by his daughter with her imprint Mad.lle Du Val Fille de l'Auteur added to the cartouche.

References: Burden #311, state 10; McLaughlin #15, state 9.

Condition: B+

A bright example with a dark impression on watermarked paper with wide margins. There are faint damp stains in the oceans west of Central America and north of Guyana, which have been professionally reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400


Closed on 9/14/2016