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Auction 167, Lot 49

"Noorder America", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving...

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 7.8 inches
27.7 x 19.8 cm

This is a charming little map of North America with California as an island embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. California is shown with an indented northern coastline in the Foxe form. The detached coastline to the northwest of California is named Terre de Iesso ou Ieco, rather than reflecting Sanson's earlier belief that it was an extension of the American continent. The R. de Nort drains into the Gulf of California from a large interior lake in the country of Les Apaches. The two western-most Great Lakes are left open-ended and Lake Erie remains unnamed. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter. This is the third state which includes a peninsula inserted northeast of California, the Carolinas attributed to the French, N. Iork added below N. Amstredam, and an umlaut over the "Roy" in the title.

This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, a Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690. The Dutch edition was published by Francois Halma and included 98 maps and views.

References: Burden #545; McLaughlin #89-3.

Condition: A

A nice impression on paper with a coat of arms watermark, marginal soiling, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 3/28/2018