Auction 90, Lot 77

"Zee en Land-Togten der Franszen Gedaan na, en in't Americaans Gewest van Florida, aller-eerst door Ioh. Pontius ontdekt",

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1714 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.4 x 8.6 inches
29 x 21.8 cm

Outstanding decorative map of the southeast, based on the Mercator/Hondius prototype. Much of the geography is based the accounts of John Lederer, who described large interior lakes, an area of savanna at the foot of the "Apalatcy Montes", and a desert region. The map is beautifully engraved with a large pictorial title cartouche depicting the landing of Europeans and a battle scene with the natives. Ref: Cummings (SE) #143. Soft extra fold, else very fine with crisp impression.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $700

Closed on 3/15/2000

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