"Carte Nouvelle d'Amerique", Philippe De Pretot, Etienne Andre
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1787 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14.7 x 10.4 inches
37.3 x 26.4 cm
This charming map of the Americas has very nice detail for a relatively small map. In North America there is a huge Sea of the West with its northern shore conveniently hidden by the border -- alluding to a possible Northwest Passage. In South America the Amazon River is boldly depicted with its headwaters in Peru. Two sailing ships, a stunning compass rose and a nautical title cartouche complete the composition.
A good impression on a sheet with some faint stains. Centerfold reinforced on verso, hinge remnants on verso.