Auction 134, Lot 101

"Americque Septentrionale par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe du Roy", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: North America

Period: 1735 (circa)

Publication: Introduction a l'histoire de l'Asie, de l'Afrique et de l'Amerique…

Color: Black & White

6.5 x 5.8 inches
16.5 x 14.7 cm

This map features California as an island. It is very similar to Sanson's other small maps of North America, except the northern shore of California is more indented, but still sloping up toward the east. All five Great Lakes are shown but still misshapen and opened to the west. The Mississippi River has numerous tributaries, but barely rises above Spanish Florida with no obvious origin. The R. de Nort drains into the Gulf of California from a large interior lake in the country of Los Apaches. The British colonies are shown simply as Nouvelle Angleterre and Virginie.

References: McLaughlin #91.

Condition: B+

The bottom margin has been replaced with part of the neatline in facsimile, else very good.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/1/2010