Auction 113, Lot 103

"Nouveau Mexique, Louisiane, Canada, et Nlle. Angleterre", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: North America

Period: 1766 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10.1 x 9 inches
25.7 x 22.9 cm

Nice map of the majority of the continent, excluding Alaska and southern Mexico. The western region is virtually unknown, but notations are made concerning the recent discoveries along the Northwest coast by Bering, Tschirikow, de Fuente and de Fuca. The River of the West is shown flowing out of Lake Winnipeg and another major river is depicted emptying into San Francisco Bay. Quivira is located in present day Nevada. The British Colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard. Map is flanked by columns of French text on a sheet measuring 19 x 11".

References: Sellers & Van Ee #117.

Condition: B

Minor toning along fold.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/7/2005