Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 119

"L'Amerique divisee en ses principaux Etats Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiqes", Janvier/Santini

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1784 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

25 x 18.3 inches
63.5 x 46.5 cm

This large, handsome map of North and South America is an Italian edition of Janvier's map. Its most striking feature is the huge Sea of the West, which extends out of the top border, and is connected by a series of rivers to Hudson Bay in the north and nearly connects to the Mississippi River in the south. The large decorative title cartouche shows a stream filled with unusual beaver dams and a pine tree on one bank and palm trees on the other.


Condition: A

Couple of old repairs on centerfold, else nearly fine.

Estimate: $600 - $700


Closed on 3/6/2007