Auction 140, Lot 80

"Amerique", Bossuet, Jacques Benigne

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1755 (published)

Publication: Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.5 x 5 inches
16.5 x 12.7 cm

This small map of the Americas depicts California as an island. Tierra del Fuego is correctly shown as an island and Le Maire Strait is depicted. In the South Pacific, there is a partial coastline labeled Quiri Regio and there is no sign of New Zealand. The short-lived Dania Nova is shown west of Hudson Bay. This map is based on Sanson's pocket atlas map and includes a considerable amount of information for such a small map.

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Condition: A

Just a hint of toning.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/23/2012

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