Auction 140, Lot 96

"Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale avec les Regions Polaires", Vivien de Saint Martin, Louis

Subject: North America

Period: 1825 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 16 inches
30.5 x 40.6 cm

Excellent French map of North America and the West Indies. Alaska is Amerique Russe and borders Nouveau Cornouailles (New Cornwall). The United States is shown with its claim in present-day British Columbia, here named Columbia. Mexico still encompasses Texas and the Southwest. The West also features some fictitious rivers. The most recent discoveries are shown in the polar region. A bold keyboard-style border encloses the map.

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Condition: A+

Original outline color on thick paper with toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/23/2012

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