Auction 116, Lot 88

"L'Amerique divisee Par Grands Etats", Janvier/Lattre

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Modern

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 12 inches
44.5 x 30.5 cm

Later edition of this copper engraved map of the Americas. When originally engraved, this map included a large Sea of the West and hints of a possible Northwest Passage. It has now been re-engraved to delete these features (although they can still be faintly discerned). Alaska now is shown with approximately the correct shape, although the Aleutians are missing. The Sandwich Islands are prominently shown and noted as the site of Capt. Cook's death. New Zealand is fully formed, and there are many islands shown in the South Pacific. The map shows the infant United States with its western boundary on the Mississippi River. Spain controls all of the Southwest, Mid-west and Florida, and Britain possesses Canada and the Pacific Northwest.


Condition: A

Couple of spots in margin.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/20/2006