Catalog Archive
Auction 132, Lot 90

"Carte du Continent de l'Amerique Nord … Systeme des Vents et des Courans", Volney, C. F.

Subject: North America

Period: 1803 (circa)

Publication: Tableau du climat et du sol des Etats-Unis d'Amerique

Color: Black & White

13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

The currents and prevailing winds across North America and the Caribbean are featured on this early thematic map. Interior detail is limited to rivers and mountain ranges. Names Santa Fe, Acapulco, Mexico City and Vera Cruz, and locates the Mosquito Coast in Belize and Honduras, and the Isthmus of Panama.


Condition: B+

Dark, early impression and full margins on hand laid paper rather than machine made as normally seen by the early 1800's. A little light offsetting and minor foxing in blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 6/2/2010