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Lot 143: This is the first printed map to show the area of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest
05 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea. Cornelis De Jode (1568-1600). Engraved map with original hand color in full. Antwerp: Arnold Coninx for Fornelis De Jode, 1593. 17 4/8 x 11 4/8 inches sheet, 29 x 22 6/8 inches framed. Fine engraved map of Alaska with originalhand-color in full. AN INCREDIBLE EXAMPLE OF EXPERT16TH CENTURY COLORING,This is the first printed map to show the area of Alaska, and a landmark in the mapping of the American north-west and California.
Artist or Maker: Cornelis De Jode
Literature: Hand-colored engraving on paper