Auction 123, Lot 113

"Charte von Nord-America", Reichard, Christian Gottlieb Theoph

Subject: North America

Period: 1814 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 16.3 inches
30.5 x 41.4 cm

This unusual map illustrates North America during a period of speculative cartography in the western part of the continent. The map presents a great amount of information in Canada derived from the expeditions of Mackenzie and Hearne. The coast of Alaska is continued in an inset at lower left and provides quite good detail. In the western part of the United States there is considerable confusion -- the headwaters of several major rivers, including the Missouri and the Platte are practically in California and the Rocky Mountains are completely missing. In the Pacific Northwest there is a large Assinibolen See. Imprint of the Geograph. Institute, however the map has been attributed to Reichard in the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection, in the McMaster University Library.


Condition: B

A sound sheet with original outline color and wide margins. The centerfold is toned and there is a light stain in the Southwest, still an attractive example.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/20/2008