Auction 88, Lot 41

"America noviter delineata", Merian

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1638 (circa)

Publication: Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.2 x 11 inches
36.1 x 27.9 cm

Lovely, copper engraved map of the Americas based on the Blaeu and Hondius maps. North America is depicted with a prominent Virginia and an odd New England coastline. The western coastline above California makes the continent entirely too wide. There is only a hint of the Great Lakes. There is a large inland lake in equatorial South America. Small inset of Greenland. Strapwork title cartouche with a sea monster and Spanish galleons decorate the map. Merian's signature lower right. Ref: Burden #251. Faint foxing and light printer's crease, else fine with crisp impression. $750 RESERVE

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Condition: A

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $750

Closed on 10/2/1999

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