Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 146

"America Settentrionale di Arrowsmit", Anon.

Subject: North America

Period: 1810 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 9.3 inches
19.8 x 23.6 cm

Uncommon, small Italian map based on Arrowsmith's important map of North America. The area shown extends to include Central and South America to Lima. Numerous Indian tribes are located throughout. Baffin Bay is delineated much too large with a note about the Hearne (1771), Foxe (1631), and Mackenzie (1789) expeditions in that region. America Russa (Alaska) is shown in an early configuration. The United States are shown incorrectly to include all of eastern Canada, likely a mistake made by the colorist because there is no engraved border on the map. Colorists during this period were often young children and mistakes were common on this type of map.


Condition: B

With folds as issued. Some scattered foxing. Close margin and small binding tear on lower right binding side, extended with paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/6/2007