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Sale 289 Lot 516
Sold for US$850

Early Southern American map, Willem J. Blaeu Amsterdam, 1640 (Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) VIRGINIAE PARTIS AUSTRALIS ET FLORIDAE PARTIS ORIENTALIS, INTERJACENTIUMQ, REGIONUM NOVA DESCRIPTIO, from Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas1650 edition with Latin text on verso. Hand-colored copper engraving, framed, plate size H15" W19 1/2"

Provenance: Sotheby's-London, purchase Dec. 1985
Southern private collection

Literature: Cummings, William P. THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS. map #41, illustrated pl 26.

Other Notes: Important early Dutch map of Southeastern America, improving upon the Hondius-Mercator earlier map of the region.
Estimate $ 1,500-3,000


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