Auction 132, Lot 73

"Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1732 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.2 x 13 inches
43.7 x 33 cm

A folio sheet filled with fascinating French text, statistics and four engravings showing the Council of the Indies dividing up Spanish Empire in America. The map itself (3.7 x 5.2") shows an unnamed island of California on the Sanson model. The only political detail is the division of the regions between the colonial powers. Far to the south, a purely speculative Antarctic continent is suggested as Terre Inconnue.

References: McLaughlin #164.

Condition: A+

There is a repaired minor split on the centerfold in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/2/2010

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