Auction 121, Lot 83

"L'Amerique Septentrionale divisee en ses principaux Etats…", Janvier, Jean

Subject: North America

Period: 1762 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 7 inches
21.6 x 17.8 cm

An unusual, reduced version of the larger Janvier map that shows the imaginary Sea of the West (Mer de l'Ouest), and a definitive Northwest Passage stretching from Baffin Bay to the Archipel St. Lazare on the Pacific coast. There is not any sign of a recognizable Alaska, and an interesting array of mountain ranges criss-cross the continent.

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Condition: A

A nice little sheet that has trimmed margins, but still sufficient for framing. Professionally backed with a very fine tissue.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/26/2007

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