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Auction 118, Lot 124

"Americque Septentrionale Par le Sr. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe du Roy", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: North America

Period: 1657 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11 x 8 inches
27.9 x 20.3 cm

This is a reduced version of Sanson's important map of North America. It shows California as an island with a nearly flat northern coast. All five Great Lakes are shown but are still misshapen and the western shores of Lake Superior and L. des Puans (Lake Michigan) are left open-ended. The Apaches are shown to dominate Nouveau Mexique where the R. de Nort originates in a lake above Santa Fe and flows southwest to the Mar Vermeio. The British colonies are shown simply as Nouvelle Angleterre and Virginie. This is the first state, engraved by A. Peyrounin.

References: Burden #324; McLaughlin #18.

Condition: B

Backed with Japanese tissue to strengthen paper.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $850

Closed on 3/6/2007