Lot 15
Christoph Weigel (1654 - 1725) MAP OF NORTH AMERICA

um 1700
37 x 47 cm (h x b)

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Rare early old colored copperplate map of North America, parts of the Arctic and southwestern Greenland, the Caribbean, Central America, the Antilles and the northern edge of South America, including Bermuda and the Atlantic Azores. The map shows the individual territories under the British (red), French (green) and Spanish (yellow) governments. In the Pacific is an interesting outline of Dutch island observations dated as early as 1616. The specimen is a typical example of the connection between the exact and decorative mission of ancient maps, the title at the top left in an engraved cartouche with Indians and an allegory of natural wealth, at the top right a second massive cartouche with ethnographic elements.