Auction 141, Lot 88

"L'Amerique Septentrionale", La Feuille, Daniel de

Subject: North America

Period: 1706 (circa)

Publication: Les Tablettes Guerrieres…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.5 inches
19.1 x 14 cm

This charming small map features a huge island of California with an indented coastline and the place names R. d' Estate, C. Blanco, P. de Carinde, Canal de S. Barbee, I. de S. Martin, I. de S. Mare, B. de S. Francisco, B. de Simon, B.S. Christoue and Piemabe. The British Colonies extend from New England west past the Mississippi River, which is depicted far too west with its headwaters located by the Rio Grande. The Spanish colony of La Floride includes Carolina (Caroline). Columbus' expedition to and from the West Indies is also depicted. A quaint title cartouche features a crocodile, serpent and natives tending a fire.

References: McLaughlin #147.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed with light toning along folds.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/5/2012

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