Auction 122, Lot 96

"Carte Nouvelle d'Amerique", Philippe De Pretot, Etienne Andre

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

A good impression on a sheet with some faint stains. Centerfold reinforced on verso, hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/5/2007

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