Auction 122, Lot 128

"Carte Contenant le Royaume du Mexique et la Floride, Dressez sur les Meilleures Observations & sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Colonial North America and Caribbean

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 16 inches
52.1 x 40.6 cm

This is a fine derivative of Delisle's landmark map of the southern part of North America and the West Indies. The detailed map shows many English settlements along the East Coast and carefully notes the discoveries of D'Iberville along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River. The vast region, later known as Louisiana, from Florida through present-day Texas is shown as the French possession of Floride. There is also a great amount of detail in Nouveau Mexique, particularly of the Spanish missions; Santa Fe, Taos, and Acoma.

References: Martin & Martin, p. 93.

Condition: B+

A lovely impression on a sheet of paper with a dramatic crest watermark. There are a couple of minor stains in the lower portion of the map.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/5/2007

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