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Description

Eastern sheet of De Leth remarkable 2 sheet map of America and the Atlantic Ocean, published in Amsterdam in 1730.

Includes classic late Hennepin/La Salle cartographic treatment of the Mississippi, with its mouth near Galveston. Prominent and interesting treatments of Florida and the Great Lakes. The large inset view shows the Cape of Good Hope and Table Bay in South Africa.

De Leth's map is based largely upon Nicholas De Fer's wall map of 1713. De Leth follows French models and the English American colonies are confined to the Atlantic coast of North America. The Mississippi flows into the Gulf on Mexico on the Texas coast.

The beautifully engraved vignettes include a spectacular view of Dutch trading port at the Cape of Good Hope, set within and elaborate border decorated with monkeys and wild cats, and crowned with plan of the fort. The Aztec Temple of the Sun is also shown.

The two sheet map is typically offered for $20,000 to $25,000 as of the date of this posting.

Condition Description
A few minor marginal tears, just entering printed image, expertly repaired on verso. One longer tear at the top center of the map.