Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art


  • Translation


520.00 €


Article ID T0108
Artist Elwe (1777-1777)
Jan Barend Elwe ( 177 - 1815), was a Dutch publisher and book seller who reissued maps by De L´Isle and Ottens and some other cartographers in the late 18th century. His famous map "Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principales Parties" was derived mainly from Sanson’s and Jaillot’s maps of 1656 and 1676. At this time, California was no longer shown as an island, but as a peninsular, and the Great Lakes to the north are enclosed, which was another feature often shown incorrectly on earlier maps of America. This map has been published in 1792 in an Atlas which included 37 other maps of different countries.
Title Atlas
Year ca. 1792
Description Titlepage from the world Atlas of J.B. Elwe issued in Amsterdam 1792
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)45,5 x 28,5
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


78.00 €

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