Auction 103, Lot 81

"Amerique Septentrionale", Migeon, J.

Subject: North America

Period: 1855 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.7 x 11.3 inches
37.3 x 28.7 cm

A nice map of the continent showing the national boundaries, but not the individual states and provinces. The United States is shown with its boundary with Canada completed; but the region is marked Oregon ou Columbia reflecting the recently settled dispute between Britain and the U.S. The boundary with Mexico is marked Limite d' apres le Traite de 1848. Alaska is Amerique Russe. Numerous Indian nations are located throughout. The most interesting feature of the map is the vignette (uncolored), Chute de Niagara. This unusual view of Niagara Falls, drawn by Frederic Legrip, features the great falls surrounded by palm trees. Vignette engraved by Schroeder, map engraved by L.A. Sengteller.

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Condition: A

Bit of foxing in blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/11/2003

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