Lot 251 of 455:
Novus orbis, seu descriptionis Indiae occidentalis, 1633  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$900
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
Novus orbis, seu descriptionis Indiae occidentalis
Author:
Laet, Joannis de
Place:
Leiden
Publisher:
Elzevir
Date:
1633
Description:

[26], 690, [18] pp. Illustrated with 1 (of 14) engraved double-page maps. (Folio), 33x21 cm. (13x8¼"), quarter leather with pastepaper boards, sewn on bands, spine titled in gilt. First Latin Edition.

Includes the "Nova Francia" map but notably missing the "Nova Anglia" map, which features the first mention of Manhattan (spelled "Manbattes"). Engraved title page.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Wear to spine and extremities, bands exposed, front and back exterior hinges split; internal toning severe in some places, insect damage along edges of text block, several plates cut out; overall very good.
 
Item number:
304194
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