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Auction 100, Lot 85

"L'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences…", Delisle/Mortier

Subject: North America

Period: 1708 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 17.8 inches
58.4 x 45.2 cm
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This is Pierre Mortier's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America with the title cartouche on the left and scale of miles cartouche on the right. The Great Lakes are based on Coronelli with French forts noted. The English settlements are confined east of the Alleghenies. The Mississippi River valley area is well developed with recent French settlements. The peninsular form of California is shown with the northern most point being C. Mendocin.

References: Tooley (Amer) #32, p.19.

Condition: A

Attractive old color, including cartouches. Sharp impression. Bottom margin fold split.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/12/2002