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Auction 118, Lot 155

"Amerique Septentrionale", Furne & Cie

Subject: North America

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 13.3 inches
41.9 x 33.8 cm

Uncommon map of North America, with the Rocky Mountains named as the Monts Oregon ou Rocheaux ou Columbiens. A notation of Mormonfort is located on the west side of Salt Lake, and California is named across a large swath of the Southwest. The map is colored with the current northern border, but the engraved border line shows the United States claim to 54° 40' N, indicating that the map was issued shortly after this boundary was agreed to in 1846. An interesting transitional map, surrounded with a keyboard style border.

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Condition: A

One little speck in Pacific, else fine

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 3/6/2007

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