Auction 139, Lot 99

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

Subject: North America

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 18.3 inches
58.4 x 46.5 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 northwest 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+

There is a printers crease near the lower left fold and side margin has been reinforced with old paper on verso. Faint toning along the left fold.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/15/2012

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