Auction 112, Lot 95

"America Septentrional dividida en sus principales partes", Lopez de Vargas Machuca, Thomas (don)

Subject: North America

Period: 1792 (published)

Publication: Atlas Elemental

Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 7 inches
24.4 x 17.8 cm

A very uncommon Spanish map depicting the entire northwest coast as a mostly straight line with no hint of Alaska. The Northwest Passage is evident with a complicated river and lake system flowing to the Pacific. Hand coloring gives Spain ownership east to the Mississippi River and north to today's Canada. Table at right lists the states and territories of Spain and the United States. Four distance scales at lower left. A scarce issue.


Condition: A

Dark impression and original hand coloring on hand laid paper with original margins. Touch of centerfold toning at lower margin and a little ink soiling in Atlantic.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/28/2005