Auction 126, Lot 78

"L'Amerique Suivant les Dernieres Observations de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Macquart

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1760 (published)

Publication: Geographie Universelle…

Color: Black & White

Size:
5.3 x 6.8 inches
13.5 x 17.3 cm

This boldly engraved copper plate map of the Americas features California as an island. The map was derived from Herman van Loon's map of the same title. It shows the major political divisions with very few place names or other information. Terre Australe still appears below Tierra del Fuego. Simple title cartouche lower left and distance scale at upper left. This is State 2 with page 333 in the upper left and blank verso.

References: McLaughlin #73.

Condition: A+

Fine, early impression.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2008

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