(CARTOGRAPHY) HONDIUS, HERNICUS America septentrionalis. Amsterdam, 1639.
Hand-colored engraved map of North America (48 x 60 cm.); matted and framed. French text on verso.
This important map of North America had great influence in perpetuating the theory of California as an island. The title cartouche features several Native Americans and two comely mermaids flank the imprint cartouche. This is the rare, first state with the imprint cartouche blank and French text on verso, published between 1639-1649.
Estimate $ 1,000-2,000
Lightly toned overall; closed tear at bottom centerfold.