Auction 129, Lot 81

"L'Amerique Suivant le R.P. Charlevoix Jte. Mr. de la Condamine et Plusieurs autres Nouvle. Observations", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1746 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25 x 19 inches
63.5 x 48.3 cm

This is the first state of this map showing the recent discoveries in North and South America. The entire northwest coast of North America is completely blank with the bold Riv. de l' Ouest (River of the West) stretching from Lake Superior to the Pacific, based on the reports of the Jesuit missionary, Pierre de Charlevoix. In South America the Amazon River is detailed according to Charles Marie de la Condamine's expedition. This is a very early record of Condamine's incredible 10-year adventure, 1735-45; his journal of the expedition was not published until 1751. A text table details the colonial possessions.


Condition: B

There are old repairs on a 1 1/2" tear at top and some chips in the bottom margin, one of which affects a thumbnail size part of the border, with the neatlines drawn in facsimile.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200


Closed on 9/23/2009