Smith, New England 1617
Lot 53
SMITH, JOHN. 1580-1631. New England. Die Mercklichsten Dheile, also Genennet durch den Durchl: und Mechtigen Prinzen und H.H. Carolus, Prinzen von Gross Britannien. [Nuremberg or Frankfurt: 1617.]
US$ 12,000 - 18,000
£7,100 - 11,000
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SMITH, JOHN. 1580-1631.
New England. Die Mercklichsten Dheile, also Genennet durch den Durchl: und Mechtigen Prinzen und H.H. Carolus, Prinzen von Gross Britannien. [Nuremberg or Frankfurt: 1617.]
Engraved map, 305 x 355 mm (sheet size), portrait of John Smith. Small repaired tear in Atlantic

ONE OF THE FIRST IMPORTANT MAPS OF NEW ENGLAND, with an accurate depiction of the Massachusetts coastline and highly influential to would-be Pilgrims. The present is Levinus Hulsius's re-engraving of the first state of the first edition published in London the year before. The title and portrait are in German, the place names remain in English.
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