Auction 97, Lot 110

"Florida", Beer, Johann Christoph

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1678-90 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.7 inches
11.7 x 9.4 cm

Delightful miniature map derived from Duval's nearly identical map, which was in turn based on Sanson's "La Floride" (1657). Several rivers dominate the confused Mississippi valley, the largest being Rio del Spiritu Caroline is named at Port Royal, and the French claim to the region is noted Floride Francoise. Title in wreath style cartouche.

References: Burden #352

Condition: A+

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/5/2001