Auction 128, Lot 126

"Nouveau Mexique, Louisiane, Canada, et Nlle. Angleterre", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: North America

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 14.5 inches
53.3 x 36.8 cm

Very decorative map of the majority of the continent, excluding Alaska and southern Mexico. The Northwest region is mostly blank except for notations concerning the recent discoveries by Bering, Tschirikow and De Fuente. The River of the West is shown flowing out of Lake Winnipeg and another major river is depicted emptying into San Francisco Bay. Quivira is located in present day Nevada just below Nouvelle Albion suivant Drake. The British Colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard. The map includes a decorative title cartouche and is flanked by two columns of French text and surrounded by a wide rococo-style frame with students studying geography and cartographic instruments.

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Condition: A+

Original color and a nice impression.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/20/2009

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