Auction 127, Lot 89

"Amerique Septentrionale", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: North America

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre

Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 8.5 inches
32.3 x 21.6 cm

The entire western part of the continent is left mostly blank on this map of North America. The scanty information includes the Straits of Juan de Fuca, Cape Blanco, S. Pedro, Santa Fe. Indian tribes occupy the edges of defined territory - Apaches, Sioux, Outagamis, Assenipouels. The British Colonies and a few major cities are named along the eastern seaboard and in the Great Lakes region. Alaska is shown as a group of islands, the largest of which is labeled Alaschka. There is good detail of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.

References: Seller & Van Ee #170.

Condition: A+

Fine impression and modern coloring on a thick sheet with wide margins. Paper with original deckle edging on all sides.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/25/2009