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North America, East Coast, Maine to Virginia. Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova.

Auction:
2865B
Lot:
399
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2865B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

North America, East Coast, Maine to Virginia. Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova. Amsterdam, c. 1640.
Folding folio-format hand-colored copperplate engraved map on paper, cartouche with Native American Indians, two images of longhouse settlements, Native Americans in canoes off the coast, along with European sailing ships; the landscape includes depictions of bears, turkey, egrets, beavers, foxes, deer, rabbits, and other wildlife; the colony at Plymouth is noted, along with Manhattan, framed, 23 1/4 x 19 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Imperfectly joined along central vertical line, with the loss of a few letters down the length, toning and light water stains, possibly mounted.


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Keywords

Nova Belgica, Beaver, Fox, Gallia Belgica, Janszoon, Longhouse, Willem, Willem Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, Amsterdam, Plymouth, Turkey

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