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Map Lot, North and South America, Africa, Four Maps.

Auction:
2730B
Lot:
392
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Map Lot, North and South America, Africa, Four Maps. North and Central America. Heinrich Scherer (1628-1704) America Borealis, Munich, c. 1700-1720, double-page quarto map on paper, copper-plate engraving, uncolored, showing California as an island, from Scherer's Jesuit-themed Atlas Nova, toned along the central fold, slight marginal water stain, 15 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.
Baja California and Mexico. Heinrich Scherer (1628-1704) Delineatio Nova et Vera Partis Australis Novi Mexici, cum Australi Parte Insulae California Saeculo Priori ab Hispanis Detectae, Munich, c. 1700-1720, double-page quarto map on paper, copper engraving, uncolored, showing the southern tip of Baja California as an island, and the adjacent coast; from Scherer's Jesuit-themed Atlas Nova, toned along the central fold, slight marginal water stain, 15 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.
Caribbean and Coastal Venezuela. Heinrich Scherer (1628-1704) Archipelagus Americanus, Munich, c. 1700-1720, double-page quarto map on paper, copper engraving, uncolored, showing the Florida Keys, Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean islands, Panama, and the northern Venezuelan coast, toned along the central fold, 15 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.
[and] Africa, West Coast. Johannes van Keulen (1654-1715) Pas Caarte vande Gryen-Cust, Amsterdam: van Keulen, [c. 1715], double-page folio map, engraved, printed on paper, with hand-coloring, sea chart of the west coast of Africa from Sierra Leone to Cape Three Points, Ghana, including Liberia and the Ivory Coast; legend cartouche depicts ethnically diverse characters in lower left, a large elephant ridden by ivory hunters in the central title cartouche, two sailing ships in the sea, the sheet slightly toned, with offsetting and some spotting, 25 1/4 x 21 in. (4)
Estimate $600-800


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West Coast, Johannes van Keulen, Amsterdam, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone

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