Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 83

"L'Amerique Suivant le R.P. Charlevoix Jte. Mr. de la Condamine et Plusieurs autres Nouvle. Observations", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1746 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25 x 19 inches
63.5 x 48.3 cm

This important map is the first record of Bering's second expedition with his historic discoveries in Alaska and the Northwest coast of North America. The routes of Delisle and Tchirikow are shown in 1741 terminating on a vague island in the approximate location of Alaska. Also shown by light engraved lines is a Northwest Passage linking the Pacific with Hudson Bay where there is a note concerning the British discoveries of 1742. The Riv. de l' Ouest stretches from Lake Superior nearly to the Pacific, based on the reports of the Jesuit missionary, Pierre de Charlevoix. In South America the Amazon River is detailed according to Condamine's expedition. A text table details the colonial possessions.


Condition: A

A couple of small tears in blank margins, repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $1,700 - $2,000


Closed on 12/1/2004