A Carol Allard Rarity
Extremely rare map of America, first published by Dancker Danckerts in 1661.
California is shown as an Island and only a single massive Great Lake is shown.
The Rio Grande flows into the Gulf of California. Catalina Island is named, as is San Diego.
Excellent detail along the East Coast of North America and the Gulf Coast, with a very curious pair of rivers, extending from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest, including an interconnect. A number of Indian Tribes and Pueblos are named in the Southwest.
The map is derived from Dancker Danckerts map of 1661, which drew from DeWit's rare carte-a-figures map, but extends further north, introducing Baffin's Bay. The coast of America has been improved to include details from Blaeu's Paskaert, including a more recognizable Long Island. Burden notes that De Jonghe was an art and book seller, who sold composite atlases. His maps are of the utmost rarity, with only two known examples of De Jonghe's atlases in institutional collections.
Burden notes that all editions of the map are very rare. Burden 362, State 3 or 4.
Carel (Carol) Allard (Allardt) (1648–1709) was an engraver and publisher based in Amsterdam. Part of a prominent family of Dutch mapmakers, publishers, and print sellers, his father was engraver and publisher Hugo Allard (1627–1684), who left his business to Carel upon his death. Carel published anything in demand, including maps, topography, ethnography, newsprints, and restrikes of old plates of artistic prints, many of which likely came from his father’s stock. In 1706, Carel gave his copperplates to his son Abraham Allard, before going bankrupt.