De L'Isle / Gebauer - America das Mitternäch
Size: 32 x 42 cms
Title: 'America das Mitternächtige nach der Zeichnung des Herrn Wilhelm Delisle in Verlag Joh. Justin Gebauers.'
A very rare variant of the De L'Isle map of North and Central America showing the northernmost part of South America. The entire northwest coast above California is blank. Cartographic elements include lines of latitude and longitude, scales, sea banks, and some topographical details. Several decorative cartouches include native Americans offering bowls of fruit and tusks. Also includes rolls of tobacco, bird, stag or deer, arrows, spear, feathered headdresses and garment, snakes, parasol, domestic animals such as goats, and packages.
In very good condition with only a small repaired tear in the left margin that just crosses the neat line.