Original 1730 hand-colored map in Latin and Dutch "Recens edita totius Novi Belgii in America Septentrionali," by Matthew Sutter (German), illustrating the north-eastern region of what is now the United States and a small part of Canada showing some towns and some poor cartography. A cartouche to the left of the title shows native Americans and gods bringing gifts to the King of England. Underneath the cartouche is a bird's-eye view of New York City ("Neu Jorck five Neu Amsterdam"). Dotted lines delineate some state boundaries. Scattered across the map are named locations of many Indian Tribes, some easily translated (Irocois= Iroquois, Mahikans= Mohicans, Sennecaas=Senecas.) Others are more mysterious: "Sequins, Minquaas, Tockwokhs, Kuscarawaoks,Conitttekocks." There exist current reproductions of this map, but of different size and garishly colored. The map has a band of southern Canada at top, and ends near the Virginia border at the bottom. It is 25-1/2" x 20-1/2" paper size with 21-3/4" x 18-3/4" image size. Unframed. Image shows plate edge depression in paper around perimeter. This is apparently the second state map missing the words "Chalcographie Augustani" at the bottom of the title with that area shaded in with vertical lines. Excellent condition, no foxing. The very edge of the paper shows some age darkening, otherwise it is evenly off-white. The map must have been folded into quarters; fold marks still show, but none are separating and they are barely visible. Hand coloring quite good.
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