Auction 135, Lot 85

"Carte Generale et Politique de l'Amerique", Chanlaire & Mentelle

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1798 (published)

Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique et Politique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 12.7 inches
41.9 x 32.3 cm

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 and in the uncommon configuration with all states and territories extending to the Mississippi River. Santa Fe is located but the entire Rocky Mountain region and Pacific coast is devoid of detail. Good depiction of New Zealand and the Sandwich Islands with a large number of Pacific Islands located and named. Blank verso with page number 167. Engraved by Andre and published by Chanlaire & Mentelle with "An VI" in the title which dates the map to 1798.

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Condition: A+

Very fine example with crisp impression on thick paper with huge margins. Professional reinforcement to fold on verso.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/16/2011

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