Auction 136, Lot 89

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

Subject: North America

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Curieuse Aenmerckingen der bysonderste Oost en West-Indische

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 7.7 inches
27.7 x 19.6 cm

This handsome small map is a reduced and revised version of Sanson's folio map of North America (1650). The map presents California as an island with a flat Briggs type flat northern coast. The coastline to the northwest of California is named Terre de Iesso, rather than reflecting Sanson's earlier belief that it was an extension of the American continent. The R. de Nort drains into the Gulf of California from a large interior lake in the country of Les Apaches. The two westernmost Great Lakes are left open-ended and Lake Erie remains unnamed. Engraved by A. d'Winter. This version of Sanson's map was published in a Dutch work on the curious manners, customs, history and linguistics of the peoples of the East and West Indies. This is the first state.

References: Burden #545; McLaughlin #89.

Condition: A

Nice impression. Untrimmed edge on lower margin.

Estimate: $950 - $1,200

Sold for: $800

Closed on 6/1/2011