Auction 129, Lot 86

"L'Amerique divisee en ses principaux Etats Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiqes", Janvier/Santini

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25 x 18.3 inches
63.5 x 46.5 cm

This large, handsome map of North and South America is an Italian edition of Janvier's map. Its most striking feature is the huge Sea of the West, which extends out of the top border, and is connected by a series of rivers to Hudson Bay in the north and nearly connects to the Mississippi River in the south. The large decorative title cartouche shows a stream filled with unusual beaver dams and pine trees on one bank and palm trees on the other.

References:

Condition: B+

Some light soil and creases in map with some minor holes and edge tears in blank margins, not affecting the map..

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/23/2009

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