Auction 106, Lot 88

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

Subject: North America

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 11.9 inches
44.5 x 30.2 cm

Early edition of this fascinating map that shows the imaginary Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage stretching from Baffins Bay to the Archipel St. Lazare. There is not 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 and decorative title cartouche (uncolored, as issued).

References:

Condition: B

Fine impression and original coloring. A couple light spots, else very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/3/2004

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