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Auction 105, Lot 82

"A Map of America or the New World…From the Map of d'Anville", Faden, William

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1797 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 20.5 inches
58.4 x 52.1 cm
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Originally drawn by D'Anville in 1761, Faden's version was updated with corrections and new discoveries. The map is detailed and illustrates "all the known parts of the Western Hemisphere" with dates of discoveries and the names of explorers. Numerous rivers, mountain ranges, and lakes are shown and named, as well as the names of Indian tribes. While many disputed features are not mapped, some are identified, such as the Sea of the West identified by three names but not completely drawn. The decorative cartouche shows an exotic tree, a snake twisting around a column of tall grass, and the phrase "O Rare Columbus" in the sky and clouds.


Condition: B

Nice impression. Borders and folds with old repairs on verso. Two small tears in map also with old repairs.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/3/2003