Auction 128, Lot 105

"Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

17.4 x 13.2 inches
44.2 x 33.5 cm

This folio sheet is filled with fascinating French text, statistics and four engravings showing various European councils dividing up the American continents. The map itself (3.7 x 5.2") shows an unnamed island of California on the Sanson model. The only political detail is the division of the regions between the colonial powers. Far to the south, a purely speculative Antarctic continent is suggested as Terre Inconnue.

References: McLaughlin #164.

Condition: A

There are a couple of tiny edge tears, well away from the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 5/20/2009