Auction 122, Lot 111

"L'Amerique Septentrionale qui fait partie des Indes Occidentales…", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: North America

Period: 1719 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 6.6 inches
22.1 x 16.8 cm

Charming, exquisitely detailed map of the continent featuring the island of California with an indented northern coast and Cap Blanc, Port des Roys and Pointe de la Cair at the north end of the island. The British colonies are shown confined east of the Appalachians, with France in control of the region between there and the Mississippi River. Spain controls all of the West and Florida. The decorative title cartouche is flanked by two serpents. Two ships and a sea monster fill the Atlantic.

References: McLaughlin #191.

Condition: A

There is a tiny wormhole on the lower neatline and some minor printer's ink smudges in cartouche.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/5/2007