Auction 140, Lot 90

"L'America Settentrionale Divisa ne' Suoi Principali Stati", Anon.

Subject: North America

Period: 1775 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 6.5 inches
14 x 16.5 cm

This is a small, uncommon Italian map of North America and is representative of the speculative cartography of the period. The mythical Northwest Passage and Sea of the West are prominently shown along with many spurious lakes in Canada. The possessions of Spain, Britain and the American colonies are delineated. Colonies such as Virginia and Maryland are called out, but without any additional boundary details.

References: McGuirk #158.

Condition: B+

There is some minor foxing and staining in the blank margins, else very good.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 5/23/2012