Auction 114, Lot 93

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

Subject: North America

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Moderne

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 11.9 inches
44.5 x 30.2 cm

Early edition of this fascinating map that shows the imaginary Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage stretching from Baffin Bay to the Archipel St. Lazare on the Pacific coast. There is not any sign of a recognizable Alaska. The British colonies are confined east of the Appalachian Mountains with French Louisiana stretching to the Pacific Northwest. Florida is controlled by Spain. The large, decorative title cartouche, incorporating a palm tree and grape vines, was engraved by Berthault.

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Condition: A

Original outline color. Few minor printer's ink smudges.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/1/2006

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