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Auction 98, Lot 104

"Septemtrionaliora Americae a Groenlandia, per Freta Davidis, et Hudson, ad Terram Novam / De Noordelyckste Zee kusten van America van Groenland door de Straet Davis ende Straet Hudson tot Terra Neuf", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Canada

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication: Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas

Color: Hand Color

22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm
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This is the second state of De Wit's fine chart of Hudson Bay and Arctic Canada. This beautifully engraved chart was based Van Loon's important chart. Many of the blank place names were filled in with the next state issued by Renard. A sea battle rages outside of the Hudson Straits. Includes Hudson Bay and Strait, Baffins Bay, part of Greenland, Labrador, etc. Embellished with rhumb lines and two cartouches – the second with the Dutch title.

References: Kershaw #210; Koeman M.Wit 1, 6, 16, 18.

Condition: B

Crisp impression and nice original color. Light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/6/2002