Auction 90, Lot 58

"Universale Della Parte del Mondo Nuovamente Ritrovata",

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1565 (published)

Publication: Terzo Volume delle Navigationi et Viaggi

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.2 x 10.2 inches
25.9 x 25.9 cm

Extremely important map of the Americas, which includes the first mention of several names from the explorations of Coronado of 1540-42, including the elusive cities of Cibola and Quivera. The Sierra Nevada appear for the first time, following the voyage of Juan Rodrequez Cabrillo in 1542. This is the second state, published in 1565, as the first block was destroyed in a fire shortly after its publication in 1556. The map was originated by Gastaldi and is one of four he did for Ramusio. It leaves open the question of a land bridge from North America to Asia. Ref: Burden #34, and Wheat (TM) #9. Paper replaced in bottom margin with facsimile of part of the word "Antartico" and a tiny bit of bottom of the map. Later color with a couple of old paper repairs of tiny tears in margins. Still a nice example of this important and scarce map. $1,600 RESERVE

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Condition: B

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,400

Sold for: $1,700

Closed on 3/15/2000

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