Wooden globe painted red, white and blue with graphite decoration on a turned wooden base.
Dimensions: 14.5" H, 18.25" globe diameter.
Classic 17th Century Map Of New England
NOVE BELGICA ET ANGLIA NOVA
Willem Janszoon Bleau
Depicted are coastal features between Cape Cod and Manhattan; noted are locations of the Manhattan and Mohican tribes. Cape Cod is connected to the mainland; the new Dutch colonies surrounding New Amsterdam (New York) are identified. The English colonies ('Niew Plemouth') are copied from Smith's map of New England, 1616. Recorded on a printed map for the first time are otters and polecats, beavers; egrets, rabbits, bears and a turkey. Depictions of Indian villages are copied from De Bry; Appearing on a printed map for the first time are two images of Indian canoes. The map is dry-mounted and is within a new frame. (Frame: 31.75 x 27.5 inches; view: 15.75 x 20.5 inches; plate: 390 by 505mm.)
Map Of France, near Paris
"Le Grand Perche"
G. Blaeu (Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571 to 1638)
Hand colored map of the Grand Perche area, Northwest of France, with a coat of arms and, an elaborate cartouche at the lower left; Ceres holding a reaping hook with two Wyverns pulling a cart filled with grain from the Roman God of Agriculture, Saturn with five cherubs, messengers of the Gods. and a mileage chart, repaired tears at the top and bottom of central fold within margin, light foxing. Mounted and framed by Perry Hopf. (Frame: 26.5 by 22"; view: 17.25 by 21.75".)
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