Condition: good. Middle fold at both ends with closed tear, mainly in blank margin. Tiny stain and some small tears in lower blank margin. Closed tear at lower right sight (2 cm in image). Handcoloured. Verso: blank
Attractive map of the Americas features a beautiful rich decorative title cartouche showing an Amazonian queen surrounded by riches, a sugar cane field and exotic animals. Inset in the cartouche is a small map of the coast of New Zealand.
The cartography of North America includes all five Great Lakes and the island of California with two indented bays on the northern coastline, and a string of spurious islands off the tip of California. Above California is a huge landmass labeled Terra Esonis that stretches nearly to Japan and Yedso. The Mississippi River is beginning to take shape with the R. Massourite (Missouri) making its appearance.
Interestingly the Apaches de Novajo region has moved considerably north where an unnamed river flows westward to the head of the Mare Vermio. In South America the mythical Lake Parime is no longer shown and the major river systems are beginning to take their proper shape. The Portuguese capitanias are delineated along the coast of Brazil. There are several islands shown in the Pacific including a coastline in the vicinity of Australia labeled Quiri Regio.
The map of America by Carel Allard has been published by Covens & Mortier in 1730
References: Burden #724; McLaughlin #132; Tooley (Amer) p.127 #65.
- Land (huidige geografische locatie)
- Geografische aanduiding
- Carel Allard
- Kaart / Boektitel
- Recentissima Novi Orbis, Sive Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Tabula
- Aanvullende informatie
- Hand colored engraved map with large cartouche by Ph. Tidemann
- Afmetingen van de grootste afbeelding
- 49×59 cm