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Auction 91, Lot 71

"Americae Mappa generalis",

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1746 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 18 inches
51.3 x 45.7 cm
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Considerable detail even in the interiors. There is no coastline above the peninsula of California. Lovely, muted original color denoting European possessions. Very large, uncolored, cartouche with two erupting volcanoes, native Americans, birds and what appears to be a pot of gold. Crisp impression throughout. Old repair of tear entering 3" near bottom fold and a bit of soiling in margins.


Condition: B

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/14/2000