Sale 610 Lot 31

* ALLARD, Hugo (1625-1691). Novi Belgii Novaeqve Angliae nec non partes Virginiae. [Amsterdam, ca 1662].

Engraved map with hand-coloring in outline, image 464 x 542 mm (sheet 495 x 574 mm). Figural cartouche incorporating view of "Nieuw Amsterdam Op 't Eylant Manhattan," galleons, canoes, animals, and a Native American fort. (Laid down on old sheet of paper, a few short tears to folds and margins occasionally crossing image with old repairs on verso, lightly browned.)

FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE of "this uncommon map [which] closely follows the Visscher of c.1655, itself based upon the Janssonius of 1651" (Burden). The first state is the only one to bear the Visscher view of New Amsterdam, which is replaced by the Restitutio view in subsequent states. SCARCE: according to online records, only two copies of this map have appeared on the market at auction in the last 50 years. Burden traces only 4 copies in institutions. Burden 373 (state 1); Tooley America, p.287 (first state).

Estimate $3,000-4,000

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