Auction 137, Lot 95

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Black & White

Size:
17.5 x 13.3 inches
44.5 x 33.8 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.

References: McLaughlin #164.

Condition: A

Short centerfold separations at top and bottom far from text. Bottom corners are slightly chipped.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2011

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