MAPS - NEW ENGLAND and NOVA SCOTIA [ALEXANDER (WILLIAM, Earl of Stirling) New England, Eastern Canada and New Foundland], FIRST STATE
Lot 144
NEW ENGLAND and NOVA SCOTIA [ALEXANDER (WILLIAM, Earl of Stirling) New England, Eastern Canada and New Foundland], untitled double-page engraved map, FIRST STATE
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,426) inc. premium

Lot Details
NEW ENGLAND and NOVA SCOTIA
[ALEXANDER (WILLIAM, Earl of Stirling) New England, Eastern Canada and New Foundland], untitled double-page engraved map, FIRST STATE, without the pagination numerals, partly hand-coloured in outline, shaved to neatline (touching at righthand side), early ink annotation on blank verso [Burden, Mapping of America 208], 250 x 340mm., [1624]

Footnotes

  • EXTREMELY RARE FIRST STATE, issued in The Encouragement to Colonies (1624) published to promote Sir William Alexander's colonial ambitions in America, specifically in "Newe Scotland" (Nova Scotia). The map "is of great importance... [and] reflects Alexander's Scottish interests, with many placements having their origin in that country. Newfoundland incorporates some of John Mason's as yet unpublished cartography, particularly of the west coast... What we believe to be Prince Edward island is recorded. This was noticeably lacking from earlier maps of the area" (Burden). A second state was issued in Samuel Purchas' Pilgrimes (1625).
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