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Pingenot Auction, Lot 186

186. [MAP]. SCHENK, Pieter. America Septentrionalis Novissima...[and] Meridionallis Accuratissima. Amsterdam, (ca. 1695). Very fine. Copper-engraved map of the Western Hemisphere with contemporary coloring 48 x 56.5 cm (18-7/8 x 22-1/4 inches). Fine.
         Beautifully hand colored with an elaborate pictorial cartouche for both Americas, showing explorers, Native Americans, flora and fauna, etc. California is shown as an island on the second Sanson model. On the North American continent, New York is identified as Hollandia; Florida occupies the entire southeastern portion of what is now the U.S. from the Carolinas to the Rio Grande (identified as Rio de las Palmas); numerous Native American tribes are identified throughout the Spanish Southwest, along with the villages of Taos and Santa Fe. Koemann III, p. 119(11). Leighly, California as an Island, 102. McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island, 120. Tooley, The Mapping of America, p. 125. Tooley, California as an Island 56: "A slightly unusual feature of this map is the double title...each within a decorative cartouche." Leighly, California as an Island 102.
($500-1,000)