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Auction 168, Lot 93

"Americae Septentrionalis Tabula", Wells, Edward

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1726 (circa)

Publication: Geographia Emendata & Locupletata

Color: Black & White

6.3 x 3.8 inches
16 x 9.7 cm

This interesting and uncommon little map is from a children's geography. It is a reduced version of Wells' large map of North America with less detail. It features the island of California and enlarged Great Lakes. The Mississippi River empties in the Gulf of Mexico too far to the west, and the Rio Grand empties incorrectly into the Gulf of California. The map is dedicated to Thomas Treyor with his coat of arms.

References: McLaughlin #205.

Condition: A

A nice impression with a couple tiny edge tears in the left blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/6/2018