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SOLD Repraesentatio Americae Borealis...

SOLD Repraesentatio Americae Borealis...

Code: 76724

  • SOLD
  • Date: 1699.
  • Condition: AAA.
  • Colour: uncoloured.
  • Size: 8.75 x 13.75" (22 x 35 cm).

Title: 'Repraesentatio Americae Borealis...'

An interesting religious map of North America, showing the Catholic regions illuminated and the Protestant and still uncolonized lands swathed in darkness. California is shown as a huge island stretching all the way to the strait of Anian, with two placenames assigned. Decorative elements include a sea monster off the coast of Virginia, a ship bringing missionaries to the New World, and a magnificent vignette of Christ appearing to the missionaries and exhorting them to reap a harvest of souls. The map has quotes from Matthew and John in cartouches supported by angels, and a lovely title cartouche also borne aloft by cherubs.

The map is in excellent condition on clean white paper with no discernible faults.