Auction 99, Lot 120

"La Floride, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1713 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 13.2 inches
40.6 x 33.5 cm

This splendid map of the southern United States was based on Delisle's influential "Carte du Mexique de la Floride…" of 1703. The map is filled with details of early colonial settlements and Indian tribes. The Mississippi is shown too far west of its true course and the Apalachicoli River flows from a large lake in present day Georgia. Details of the Bahamas are included. The Gulf of Mexico is filled with a large cartouche featuring Native Americas and an incongruent lion. The entire map is enclosed in a unique large picture frame-style border.

References: Cumming #155.

Condition: A

Fine crisp impression with mild overall toning, tiny fold separation at top margin, closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,800

Closed on 6/12/2002

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