Auction 126, Lot 96

"L'Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principaux Etats", Laporte, Joseph de

Subject: North America

Period: 1783 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 7 inches
21.8 x 17.8 cm

Great little map of the continent showing the imaginary Mer ou Baye de l'Ouest and a Northwest Passage stretching from Baffin Bay to the Archipel St. Lazare. There is not yet any sign of a recognizable Alaska. The British colonies are confined east of the Mississippi River with French Louisiana stretching to the Pacific Northwest, which is designated N. Albion. Title cartouche features two Native Americans. Apparently based on Janvier's map of the same title.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/3/2008