SOLD Repraesentatio Americae Borealis...
- 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.