"America Noviter Delineata", Cloppenburg, Johannes
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1738 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.9 x 7.2 inches
25.1 x 18.3 cm
Rare du Sauzet edition of this map from the reduced-size series of the Mercator-Hondius atlas. The cartography is classic Hondius with the inaccurate mid-Atlantic coastline of North America, and the sweeping northwest coastline. The fictitious islands of Frisland and Brasil are located in the north Atlantic. Hudson Bay is left open to the west for the possibility of a northwest passage to Asia. The map was likely engraved by Pieter Van Den Keere and is richly decorated with sailing ships and sea monsters. This is the second state with the engraved page number 259 at top right, indicating that this is from the very rare edition published by Henri du Sauzet.
References: Burden #224; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9000:353.
A nice impression with wide margins, very light toning, and a tiny paper flaw along the coast of California.