Auction 117, Lot 73

"Carte Nouvelle d'Amerique", Philippe De Pretot, Etienne Andre

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.7 x 10.4 inches
37.3 x 26.4 cm

Charming map of the Americas with very nice detail for a relatively small map. In North America there is a huge Sea of the West with its northern shore conveniently hidden by the border - alluding to a possible Northwest Passage. In South America the Amazon River is boldly depicted with its headwaters in Peru. Two sailing ships, a compass rose and a nautical title cartouche complete the composition.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/6/2006

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