Auction 106, Lot 82

"L'Amerique Dressee pour l etude de la Geographie…", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1764 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.4 x 11 inches
31.5 x 27.9 cm

Very decorative map with a landscape style title cartouche and several sailing ships. While the interior of the map contains little cartographic information, the northwest part of North America is quite interesting. A large bay labeled, Entrée de Martin d’Aguilar en 1603, indents the coastline. Above that a river and lake system provides a complex Northwest Passage. And above that is a notation that the existence of a Sea of the West is questionable. A rococo style border that was printed from a separate copper plate surrounds the map.

References:

Condition: A

Bit of light surface soil and defects in blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/3/2004

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