Auction 136, Lot 72

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1720 (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.

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Condition: A

Slight crease in text. Minor tear in upper-left blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/1/2011

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