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Auction 138, Lot 102

"Nouvelle Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Plus Nouvelles Observations …", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: North America

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 18.5 inches
59.7 x 47 cm

This is Chatelain's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America. The cartography is nearly identical to the Delisle map, with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. Mendocin is the farthest northern point on California, and the north portion of the continent is left blank. The Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli. The Mississippi River valley is well developed with recent French settlements. A chart to the right lists the primary divisions of North America with colonial interests, native tribes, and towns.

References: Lowery #263; Phillips (A) 579.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed, with a tiny horizontal split in the Gulf of Mexico that has been repaired and reinforced on verso. There is a small tear just passing the neatline near the lower centerfold that has been repaired with archival tape on verso and an extraneous crease just to the left of the chart at right. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 12/7/2011