Auction 123, Lot 111

"Nouveau Mexique, Louisiane, Canada, et Nlle. Angleterre", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: North America

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 9 inches
26.2 x 22.9 cm

Nice map of the majority of the continent, excluding Alaska and southern Mexico. The western region is virtually unknown, but notations are made concerning the recent discoveries along the Northwest coast by Bering, Tschirikow, de Fuente and de Fuca. The River of the West flows out of Lake Winnipeg and another major river empties into San Francisco Bay. Quivira is located in present day Nevada. The British Colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard. The map is flanked by columns of French text pasted on a sheet measuring 19 x 11".

References: Sellers & Van Ee #117.

Condition: B+

Original outline color, slightly faded. There is a light damp stain on the centerfold and a rust spot on the right border of the map.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/20/2008

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