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Auction 105, Lot 89

"L'Amerique Septentrionale divisee en ses principaux Etats…", Janvier, Jean

Subject: North America

Period: 1762 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 12 inches
44.5 x 30.5 cm
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Fascinating map of the continent showing the imaginary Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage stretching from Baffin's Bay to the Archipel St. Lazare through a complex system of lakes and rivers. There is not yet any sign of a recognizable Alaska. The British colonies are confined east of the Appalachian Mountains with French Louisiana stretching to the Pacific Northwest. Large decorative title cartouche that is uncolored.


Condition: B

Faint scattered foxing and tiny fold separation in bottom blank margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/3/2003