Auction 159, Lot 96

"Kaartje van het Noorder-Deel van America", Lat, Jan de

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Portatif Tres Exact ou Livre de Carte…

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7 inches
24.1 x 17.8 cm

Uncommon, small map featuring California as an island in addition to a rather imaginative Pacific Northwest showing a large inlet with an attached Onbekend Land that stretches across the Pacific, perhaps all the way to Asia. The Mississippi River has a tributary loosely drawn from Lahontan's Riviere Longue, here named the Moingona R. The map is filled with minutely engraved place-names, and is enhanced with a simple compass rose.

References: McLaughlin #232.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with faint toning along the folds. There is a light printer's crease at bottom.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/14/2016