Auction 119, Lot 107

"America Septentrionalis Studio Guilielmi de l'Isle…", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: North America

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.3 x 12.5 inches
41.4 x 31.8 cm

This scarce decorative map is based on Delisle's foundation map of North America. It shows a peninsular California with C. Mendocin as the farthest northern point on West Coast. The English settlements are confined east of the Alleghenies with Carolina shown as a French colony. The Mississippi River valley is well developed with recent French settlements located. The interior is filled with the names of various Indian nations. At lower left is a plan of Halifax. The map is exquisitely adorned with two large vignette-style cartouches depicting Native Americans and exotic animals.

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Condition: A+

Crisp impression and original color.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 5/9/2007

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