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61 MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. America sive India Nova. Amsterdam, 1630. Col. Pli central doublé, petite fente en bas du pli central restaurée. - Center fold backed on verso, for protective reason. Repair of split lower part center fold. Good impression. 366 x 461 mm.
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¤ Carte du continent américain ornée de 4 médaillons en angles comprenant le titre, Cuba, Haïti et le golfe du Mexique avec le Yucatan. Le tracé général de la carte est dressé d'après la mappemonde murale de Rumold Mercator, de 1587.
- This map was created by Michael Mercator, grandson of the great Gerard Mercator. It is the only map attributed to him. The map first appeared in 1595, one year after the great cartographer’s death in the atlas published by his son Rumold. The general outline of the map was taken from Rumold Mercator’s world map of 1587.
Some of these unique views were incorporated – such as the mystical islands of the North Atlantic (St. Brendan), the bulge on the west coast of South America, and the inland lake of fresh water in Canada. Small rounded inset maps contain the title, Cuba, Hispaniola and the Gulf of Mexico.
By 1606, the copperplate had been sold to Jodocus Hondius, who continued to publish the map for the next 33 years. This is an early Latin text example published by J. Hondius. Goss, North America, no.19: Burden, America 87.

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62 LATTRÉ / JANVIER,Sr. L' Amerique divisée par Grands Etats.. Paris ca 1783. In attractive original body colours. Light discolouration along centerfold. Some spotting in the left hand half of the map. Printed on heavy paper, with good margins. Good impression. 306 x 446 mm.
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¤ Attractive map of America, ornated with a decorative title cartouche. Boundaries outlined in hand colour.
Prepared by Le Sieur Janvier, Jean denis [Robert], French geographer and cartographer.
In addition to work published under his own name by Jean Lattre in Bordeaux and C. F. Delamarche in Paris, he collaborated with other cartographers and publishers in producing a considerable number of maps, many of which were used in general atlases by William Fadan, P. Santini and others.

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