"Amerique", Duval, Pierre
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1661 (circa)
Color: Black & White
4.9 x 4 inches
12.4 x 10.2 cm
Second state of this charming miniature map of the Americas. California is shown as an island and the D. d'Anien separates California from a huge Terre de Iesso. The Spanish colony of St. Fe is identified, Quebec is shown as the capital of the French possessions and St. Augustine is shown in Florida. N. Suede is incorrectly shown as the Dutch took possession of that colony in 1655. In the Pacific, the recently discovered coastline of New Zealand is depicted as a remnant of the old southern continent.
References: Burden #350; McLaughlin #26.
A nice impression with an insignificant light discoloration in top border, still very good. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.