Auction 116, Lot 81

"Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.3 x 13 inches
43.9 x 33 cm

This folio sheet is filled with fascinating French text, statistics and 4 engravings showing various European councils dividing up the American continents. The map itself (3.7 x 5.2") shows an unnamed island of California on the Sanson model. The only political detail is the division of the regions between the colonial powers. Far to the south, a purely speculative Antarctic continent is suggested as Terre Inconnue.

References: McLaughlin #164.

Condition: A

An extraneous soft crease in text, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/20/2006

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