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Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
America Noviter Delineata

Author:
Merian, Matthaus

Place:
[Frankfurt]

Publisher:

Date:
[1638]

Description:
Copper-engraved map. 27.6x35.7 cm. (10¾x14"), matted. Well-engraved map of the Americas, a reduced version of Hondius' map of 1631, with inset of Greenland. There are two sea monsters and two detailed sailing ships in the oceans, and the geographical peculiarities include a large western U.S. lake draining into the Gulf of California ("Mar Vermeo"), a large lake in Guiana, etc. California is in its pre-island configuration. Unlike many Merian maps, this is actually signed "M. Merian fecit" in the plate at lower right. Wagner, Northwest Coast, 329.

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Condition:
Basically fine.


 
Item number:
117149
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