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Auction 188, Lot 73

"'T Noorder deel van Amerika door. C. Kolumbus in zyn Eerste togt Ontdekt en Desselfs Kusten en Voor-Eylanden een en Andermaal Bevaaren", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1707 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau et Curieux des Plus Celebres Itineraires...

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 7.9 inches
30 x 20.1 cm
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This charming map depicts a large island of California separated from Terra Esonis by the Strait of Anian. The Northwest coast is completely blank above the peninsula labeled Aqubela de Cato. The Great Lakes are shown with lakes Michigan and Superior open-ended, and in the West the Rio del Norte emanates from a large inland lake and flows into the sea between the mainland and California. The title cartouche is adorned in a military theme with a portrait of Christopher Columbus. This is the second state with the French title running underneath the map: L'Amerique Septentrionale, avec sa Terre Ferme et les Antilles...

References: McLaughlin #172; Tooley (Amer) p. 129, #75.

Condition: A

Contemporary outline color on a sheet with wide original margins and a fleur-de-lis watermark. A light dampstain is confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/22/2022