Auction 160, Lot 85

"America nach der Zweyten Ausgabe von Arrowsmiths Weltcharte...", Mannert, Conrad

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication: Atlas der Geographie von der Bekannten Ganzen Welt…

Color: Hand Color

23.6 x 20.8 inches
59.9 x 52.8 cm

This very uncommon map of the Americas was published by A.G. Schneider and J.A.G. Weigel. The United States appears east of the Mississippi and north of Florida, with notable cities located and Georgia, Carolina, and Kentucke prominently identified. Louisiana and Neu Mexico are shown west of the Mississippi, and Texas, Cenis, and Santa Fe are named. Farther west, Quivira, Teguayo, and Neu Albion appear. The mythical golden city of Teguayo is placed just south of a lake that is likely based on the Great Salt Lake. A second larger lake labeled See is depicted north of this and is probably a late form of the Sea of the West. Alaska is fairly well shaped following the discoveries of Captain Cook, although the western border is only partially delineated. Numerous Pacific islands are shown including the Sandwich Islands. A small Parima See is noted in South America, a remnant of the mythical Lake Parime. Great detail throughout the rest of the map with numerous place and Indian names.

References: Phillips (A) #3527-21.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with professional repairs to a number of separations along the centerfold and one short tear adjacent to the centerfold at bottom. Remargined at bottom with a small portion of neatline replaced in facsimile, and the remaining margins have been extended a bit to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/16/2016