Auction 110, Lot 74

"Tableau General de l'Amerique comprenant les Principales Regions qui Composent cette Partie du Monde; leurs Divisions par Etats ou Provinces, les Villes les Plus Distinguees par leur Rang, leur Population et leur Comerce…", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1792 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universal

Color: Hand Color

28.5 x 20.5 inches
72.4 x 52.1 cm

This large, and very uncommon, map of the Americas provides a detailed view of the colonial possessions and the most recent explorations. The new United States is shown with its boundary on the Mississippi River. The northwest coast of North America is labeled Decouvertes des Russes and is largely blank in the interior. Numerous exploration routes are charted including those of Cook, Bougainville, Biron, and the Spanish Manila to Acapulco route is shown. The map (17.4 x 14.2") is surrounded on three sides with panels of French text.


Condition: B

Some minor foxing and toning, mostly in text.

Estimate: $500 - $550


Closed on 3/2/2005