Dec 17, 2020 - Sale 2555

Sale 2555 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
BIORCK, ERIC TOBIAS; and SILFVERLING, JONAS, engr. Delineatio Pennsilvaniae et Caesareae Nov. Occident Seu West N. Jersey in America. Small-scale engraved map centered on the colony of New Sweden along the Delaware River. Heavy laid paper, 11x13 inches sheet size, wide margins; faint foxing and soft creases but overall excellent. Upsala, 1731

Additional Details

Scarce map of Pennsylvania and New Jersey engraved with distinctive detail. Almost a curiosity, it is associated with Biorck's "Dissertatio Gradualis de Plantatione Ecclesiae Svecanae in America", one of the earliest books on the history of seventeenth-century Swedish settlements in Mid-Atlantic America. Unlike copies of the map traditionally bound in that book, which are folded or double-page, the present example bears no folds suggesting it was perhaps separately published or joined with a larger-than-usual copy of the Disseratio.