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Auction 180, Lot 59

"L'Amerique Autrement le Nouveau Monde et Indes Occidentales", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1672 (circa)

Publication: Cartes de Geographie...

Color: Hand Color

15 x 14.3 inches
38.1 x 36.3 cm

This is an uncommon map of the Americas based largely on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson, Duval's uncle. In North America, the Great Lakes are shown open-ended in the west and California is depicted as an island. Above California is the Destroit d' Anien and the large Terre de Iesso, or land of Jesso, that was the result of confusing reports by De Vries on his expedition in the waters north of Japan. Several colonial settlements appear on the eastern seaboard including Iamestoun, Christina, London al: Boston, and N. Amsterdam al: Manhate. In South America, the mythical Parime Lake is located in Guiana with its legendary Manoa-el dorado (City of Gold). There is good detail of the missions. The map includes the western coasts of Europe and Africa and the Prime Meridian goes through the Isle de Fer. The map was originally engraved in 1655 and appeared in several states until Duval's death in 1683. Engraved by Jan L'Huilier, whose imprint has been removed in this state.

References: Burden #311, state 6; McLaughlin #15.

Condition: A

Contemporary outline color on a sheet with a large coat of arms watermark and light soiling mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $850

Closed on 11/18/2020