Auction 129, Lot 83

"L'Amerique divisee Par Grands Etats", Janvier/Lattre

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Modern

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 12 inches
44.5 x 30.5 cm

A fine map of the Americas that features a huge, imaginary Sea of the West and hints of a possible Northwest Passage. Alaska is shown in an early configuration with a rough shape incorporating the Aleutians and notations concerning the coastline discoveries in 1741 by the Russians. In North America, the British colonies are shown east of the mountains, French Louisiana takes in most of the interior and Spain controls Florida, New Mexico and Mexico. There are several islands shown in the Pacific and just the western coastline of New Zealand. A handsome map with a decorative rococo-style title cartouche.

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Condition: B+

A marginal fold separation at bottom is closed with archival tape. There are some minor ink stains within the map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/23/2009

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