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Auction 125, Lot 91

"Carte d'Amerique, Dressee pour l'Instruction…", Delisle/Dezauche

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1790 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 18.5 inches
61 x 47 cm

Dezauche, the successor to the Delisle cartographic firm, issued this edition of the famous Delisle map of the Americas (1722). The map has been extensively updated through numerous revisions. This one includes the information from Cook's discoveries in the Northwest and Alaska in an inset "Supplement a la Partie Nord Ouest de l'Amerique d'apres les Decouvertes du Capitaine Cook." The newly independent United States extends to the Mississippi River in the west and to Florida in the south. Garland style title cartouche and another cartouche containing an advertisement decorate the lower corners. In this edition the Privilege is changed from "du Roi" to "d'Auteur." Due to the French Revolution the Royal arms were erased from the cartouche and replaced by ribbons, and the king's name was removed from the title.

References: Tooley (Amer) p.16, #13

Condition: A

Original hand coloring in outline and full, wide margins. One spot in Africa and a few in margins, otherwise fine example.

Estimate: $700 - $900


Closed on 9/24/2008