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Auction 188, Lot 74

"L'Amerique Septentrionale, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, Etc. Augmentees de Nouveau", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1715 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.8 x 8.8 inches
30 x 22.4 cm
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This delicately engraved map of North America and the West Indies is based on Delisle's important map of 1700. It depicts an interesting version of California that is ambiguous about whether it is an island or not, as the Gulf of California is left open ended. The Pacific Northwest is left blank, with nothing shown north of Cape Mendocino. Neptune and two Native Americans flank the large title cartouche. The routes of the explorers Cortez, Drake and Olivier are shown in the Pacific.


Condition: A

Crisp impression on a bright sheet, issued folding with minor offsetting.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/22/2022