Auction 169, Lot 73

"America", Morden, Robert

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1687 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 4.4 inches
13.2 x 11.2 cm

Morden's small map of the western hemisphere shows the island of California on the second Sanson model. There is little detail in the interior of North America with only a few cities and states named. The entire region west of the Mississippi River is labeled Nova Mexicana while Mexico and Central America are Nova Hispania. Only two of the Great Lakes are shown, and the northwest coast of North America is left blank. This is the second state, with the lines of longitude at bottom declining from 280 degrees.

References: Burden #519; McLaughlin #96.

Condition: B+

Contemporary color on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet. There are a few tiny chips in the corners of the sheet.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $175

Closed on 9/12/2018