Auction 104, Lot 140

"Land en Volk-Ontdekking in't Noorder gedeelte van America, door P. Marquette en Joliet", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Colonial Louisiana

Period: 1708 (circa)

Publication: Naauwkeurige versameling ... landreysen na Oost en West-Indien

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

Charming copper engraving of the Mississippi River valley with north oriented to the left. It depicts the discoveries of Marquette and Joliet who are pictured in the cartouche. Jolliet and Marquette led the first French expedition down the Mississippi, in 1673. Their expedition was one of the first in the chain of events that would finally lead to French possession of Louisiana.

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Condition: A

A few insignificant tiny spots, still very good.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/10/2003

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