Catalog Archive
Auction 130, Lot 91

"Carte Generale et Politique de l'Amerique", Mentelle, Edme

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1806 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 13 inches
41.9 x 33 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

This attractive and finely engraved map focuses on North and South America in an unusual projection with warped lines of longitude. The projection allows the inclusion of Africa and Europe at right, and New Zealand and the Pacific Islands at left. The United States is well shown with Georgia extending to the Mississippi River. Santa Fe is located but the entire Rocky Mountain region and Pacific coast is devoid of detail. On fine blue-tint French paper. Blank verso with page number 167.


Condition: A

Near fine example with just a bit of light toning in lower right margin, well away from map. Very dark impression, fine original hand color and wide margins. On fine 'blue' French paper.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 12/2/2009