Auction 109, Lot 85

"Carte Nouvelle d'Amerique", Philippe De Pretot, Etienne Andre

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 10.7 inches
39.4 x 27.2 cm

Charming map of the Americas with very nice detail for a relatively small map. In North America there is a huge Sea of the West with its northern shore conveniently hidden by the border - alluding to a possible Northwest Passage. In South America the Amazon River is boldly depicted with its headwaters in Peru. Two sailing ships, a compass rose and a nautical title cartouche complete the composition.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/1/2004

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