Auction 129, Lot 90

"Amerique ou Nouveau Continent Dressee sur les Nouvelles Relations…", Nolin, Jean Batiste

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1811 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.8 x 18 inches
52.8 x 45.7 cm

Very handsome map of the Americas decorated with a large title cartouche depicting two Indians smoking a peace pipe and preparing smoke signals. The cartouche is embellished with huge flowering plants that conveniently obscure the northwest coast of North America. However, an inset at bottom completes the picture with the Delisle/Buache theories of an Northwest Passage. This is a later edition with the tracks of several recent explorations shown throughout the oceans. Panels of French text describe the various nations. Overall size with text on each side of map is 26 x 18".

References:

Condition: A

Original outline color. Light soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Unsold

Closed on 9/23/2009

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