Auction 126, Lot 99

"Amerique Septentrionale", Tardieu, Jean Baptiste Pierre

Subject: North America

Period: 1812 (published)

Publication: Precis de la Geographie Universalle…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.8 x 11 inches
22.4 x 27.9 cm

An attractive small map of North America with nice topographical information. Alaska, here called Aliasaka, is still a little mis-shapen but is beginning to take its correct form. The Pacific Northwest is shown under British control. The discoveries of Lewis and Clarke are included. In the West the R. S. Felipe is shown connecting L. Teguyo with San Francisco Bay. Texas is simply labeled Potosi. The title is enclosed in a landscape cartouche. Engraved by Giraldon.

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Condition: A+

A very beautiful example with dark, early impression, fine hand coloring and full margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/3/2008

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