Auction 136, Lot 96

"[Lot of 3] Amerique Septentrionale [and] Nord America und West=Indien [and] Amerique Septentrionale",

Subject: North America

Period: 1780-1830 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

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1. Amerique Septentrionale, by R. Bonne, from Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre, circa 1780 (12.6 x 8.4"). The entire western part of the continent is left mostly blank on this map of North America. In the west the map locates the Straits of Juan de Fuca, Cape Blanco, S. Pedro and Santa Fe. Indian tribes occupy the edges of defined territory -- Apaches, Sioux, Outagamis, Assenipouels. The British Colonies and a few major cities are named along the eastern seaboard and in the Great Lakes region. Alaska is shown as a group of islands, the largest of which is labeled Alaschka. Good detail of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Information and place names fill Mexico and the Caribbean. Six distance scales at upper right. Condition: Remnants of hinge tape on verso. (A)

2. Amerique Septentrionale, by J.B. Poirson, dated 1803 (16.7 x 13.5"). This map was published the same year as the Louisiana Purchase and shows the region bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and extending to a spurious mountain range in the west. A huge Northwest Passage runs through the arctic. The U.S. States and territories are outlined and the interior of Canada is mapped in detail. Condition: Wide margins with original outline color and light toning. (B+)

3. Nord America und West=Indien, by F.W. Streit, circa 1830 (18.5 x 15.5"). Attractive map of North America and the West Indies featuring mainly topography with the boundaries of nations and colonial possessions outlined. Condition: Original outline color with a short tear in upper margin just touching neatline, closed on verso with paper tape. (B+)

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Estimate: $350 - $450

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Closed on 6/1/2011

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