Auction 124, Lot 74

"L'Amerique Septentrionale", Anon.

Subject: North America

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Geographie Universelle

Color: Black & White

6.6 x 5.4 inches
16.8 x 13.7 cm

This is a charming small map that shows the island of California with an indented coastline and includes place names Estiete, C. Blanco, P. de Carinde, Canal de S. Barbe, S. Martin, I. de S. Mare, S. Francisco, S. Simon, and an island named La Rocca Partada. The Rio Bravo ou de Nord (Rio Grande) joins the prominent Mississippi River just before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico, much too far west. The cartography is based on Daniel de la Feuille.

References: McLaughlin #145.

Condition: A

A superb impression with one tiny spot in the upper margin, well away from the map, and some spots on the verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/7/2008