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by Louis J. Dianni, LLC
February 18, 2013, 12:00 PM EST | Sunrise, FL, US    Live Auction

Lot 1245: Map, Seutter, ''Novus Oribs Sive America'', 1730 (151 views)

Map, Seutter, ''Novus Oribs Sive America'', 1730
Estimate: $400 - $600
Description: Map, Seutter, ''Novus Oribs Sive America'', 1730 Title: ''Novus Oribs Sive America'' Artist: Matthew Seutter. Publisher: G. Rogg. Description: Hand colored map depicting the Americas. The map shows California as an island off the west coast of North America. Two large uncolored pictorial cartouches. The cartouche at the lower left features natives engaged in several peaceful activities, and a few birds. The cartouche at upper left depicts Spanish grandees being served by several natives, with various religious objects present. Date: Circa 1730. Frame: Gold painted frame. Framed Size: 28.75"H x 31.75"W x1.75"D Work Size: 19" H x 22.5" W Weight: 4lbs Condition: Good. Framed behind glass. Some minor foxing. Stable tear in bottom fold mark approximately 10". Provenance: The estate of Arthur J. Connolly. History: Depicts North and South America along with the West Indies, the Solomon Islands, the Azores, the Canary Islands, and part of West Africa and western Europe. South America has been divided into Terra Firma, Amozonum Regio, Terra Magellanica, Peru, Terra Firm, Brasilia, Chili, and Paraguay. North America includes Nova Mexico, Mexico as Hispania Nova, Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Terra Labrador, Greenland, Nova Britania, California and Terra Esonis Incogn. Of note, the far northwestern region of Canada marked as "Terra Esonis Incogn" is left blank and uncolored. California is shown here as an island with many place names along its west coast. The body of water between California and North America is labeled as Mare Vermeio Sive Mare Rubrum. The mythical kingdoms of Quivira and Anian are shown in the northwestern region of modern-day United States. Shows towns, rivers, mountains and forests pictorially. Contains some notes on geography and exploration. Throughout the Pacific Ocean are the routes, names and dates of various explorers including Ferdinand Magellan, Sarmien, Jacob le Maire, Alvaro de Mendaña de Neira, and Sir Francis Drake. Scenes of everyday life from the Americas adorn the cartouche in the lower left, while scenes of religious conversion accompany the two banners in the upper left with the inscriptions, "La Occident lux in Occidua orta" and, "Aeternas anhelat opes." On the left side of this cartouche are European explorers seated at a table with a banner above them containing the inscription, "Inventes facile est addere." Meta: engraving, etching, lithograph, hand colored, chromolithograph
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Lot 1245: Map, Seutter, ''Novus Oribs Sive America'', 1730
Louis J. Dianni, LLC
4th Annual Palm Beach Auction - Day 3 of 3
February 18, 2013, 12:00 PM EST