Auction 135, Lot 87

"Carte Generale de l'Amerique Divisee en ses Principaux Etats…", Delamarche, Felix

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1818 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.2 x 21 inches
58.9 x 53.3 cm

This is a scarce issue of Delamarche's map of North and South America that includes a column of text describing the history and physical features of the continents. In North America, Alaska (Amerique Russe) is shown in a rudimentary shape. In the Pacific Northwest, the United States juts into present-day Canada, but the coastal region down to the Columbia River is shown to be a part of British America - an interesting method of displaying the disputed region. There is a surprising level of topographical information in both continents.

References:

Condition: B+

Original outline color. There are a couple faint damp stains and an old repair of a fold separation in the top border.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Unsold

Closed on 2/16/2011

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