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Auction 92, Lot 73

"America Septentrionalis Novissima / America Meridionalis Accuratissima", Schenk, Pierre

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Contractus

Color: Hand Color

22.1 x 19 inches
56.1 x 48.3 cm
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A fine decorative map of the Americas. North America is based on the Sanson-Jaillot model with CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND. Button's Bay and the Great Lakes are both left open-end in the west, leaving open the possibility of a Northwest Passage. An unusual feature of the map is the pair of large cartouches, one for each continent, each surrounded by figures including natives, animals, European explorers and a river god.

References: Tooley (America) #56; Leighly #102; McLaughlin #120.

Condition: A

Fine original color in map with slight oxidation of green. Cartouches may have been colored later, although not recently.

Estimate: $2,750 - $3,250

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 9/13/2000