Auction 107, Lot 80

"Nouveau Mexique, Louisiane, Canada, et Nlle. Angleterre", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: North America

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 11 inches
31.8 x 27.9 cm

Nice map of the majority of the continent, excluding Alaska and southern Mexico. The western region is virtually unknown, but notations are made concerning the recent discoveries along the Northwest coast by Bering, Tschirikow, de Fuente and de Fuca. The River of the West is shown flowing out of Lake Winnipeg and another major river is depicted emptying into San Francisco Bay. Quivira is located in present day Nevada. The British Colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard. The map includes a decorative title cartouche and is surrounded by an engraved rococo style frame making it a very attractive sheet.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/9/2004

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