Auction 127, Lot 90

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

Subject: North America

Period: 1781 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Moderne Portatif

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.6 x 7 inches
21.8 x 17.8 cm

This uncommon small map of the continent shows 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 on the eastern seaboard with the huge French Louisiana territory stretching to the Pacific Northwest. The simple title cartouche features two Native Americans. The map is apparently based on Janvier's map of the same title.

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Condition: B+

A couple of small foxing spots, otherwise very good with wide margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/25/2009

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