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Auction 102, Lot 122

"Carte Contenant le Royaume du Mexique et la Floride, Dressez sur les Meilleures Observations & sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Colonial North America and Caribbean

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 16 inches
52.1 x 40.6 cm

This is a derivative of Delisle's landmark map of the southern part of North America. The detailed map shows many English settlements along the East Coast and carefully notes the discoveries of D'Iberville along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River. The vast region, later known as Louisiana, from Florida through present-day Texas is shown as the French possession of Floride. There is also a great amount of detail in Nouveau Mexique, particularly of the Spanish missions and Hopi mesas.

References: Martin & Martin, p.93.

Condition: A

A couple of very insignificant spots, still very good with beautiful coloring.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,500


Closed on 3/5/2003