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Auction 95, Lot 62

"Carte de l'Amerique Corrigee et augmentee; dessus toutes les aultres cy devant faictes par P. Bertius", Bertius/Tavernier

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1662 (dated)


Color: Black & White

14.1 x 10.7 inches
35.8 x 27.2 cm
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Scarce derivative of the Bertius/Tavernier (1627) map that was in turn based on Hondius' seminal map of the Americas. This reduced version, probably published in Pierre d'Avity's "Description generale de l'Amerique", does not include the embellishments in the seas of the 1627 version. The map was first issued in 1639 and includes a fascinating variation on the Island of California theory by insertion of a spurious river that bisects the peninsula. Insets of the North and South Poles, scenes engraved in South America and a strapwork title cartouche.

References: Burden #256.

Condition: A

Minor damp stain in margin well away from platemark.

Estimate: $2,400 - $2,500


Closed on 6/13/2001