Auction 92, Lot 350

"Nova Guinea et In Salomonis", Langenes, Barent

Subject: New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Caert-Thresoor

Color: Black & White

Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

Charming miniature map of the northern coast of New Guinea with the Solomon Islands. This map is considered the first separate map of New Guinea. A prior map by de Jode in 1593 also focused on the region, but was largely fanciful. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere. Strapwork title cartouche.

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Condition: A

Some minor show-through of Latin text on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $275

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/13/2000

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