Auction 125, Lot 90

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1787 (published)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.3 x 10.5 inches
38.9 x 26.7 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: A

Light surface soil, else fine.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/24/2008

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