Auction 146, Lot 88

"Amerique", Bossuet, Jacques Benigne

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1755 (published)

Publication: Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle…

Color: Black & White

Size:
6.5 x 5.1 inches
16.5 x 13 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

A nice impression, issued folding, and trimmed close to neatline at left.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/4/2013

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