Auction 99, Lot 88

"Novissima Americae Repraesentatio", Busch, Georg Paul

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1733 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
6.4 x 5.8 inches
16.3 x 14.7 cm

A very uncommon small map of the Americas featuring the Island of California prominently. The Fretum Anian connects to a faintly engraved river, alluding to a Northwest Passage and the northwest coastline is named Terra Iedso al: Esonis. The British colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard with only Pennsylvania and Virginia named. The title cartouche incorporates decorative elements from one of Homann's maps of America.

References: Not listed in McLaughlin.

Condition: C

Some scattered foxing mostly in margins and border.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/12/2002

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