Auction 110, Lot 80

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

Subject: North America

Period: 1782 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.7 x 12 inches
45 x 30.5 cm

Fascinating map of the continent showing the imaginary Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage stretching from Baffin's Bay to the Archipel St. Lazare through a complex system of lakes and rivers. There is not yet 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 decorative title cartouche that is uncolored.

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Condition: A

Overall very good with a light spot near bottom border. Two professionally infilled worm tracks just entering side borders, with a tiny bit of facsimile of neatlines.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/2/2005

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