Auction 147, Lot 83

"Nouvelle Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Plus Nouvelles Observations de Messieurs de l'Academie des Sciences et des Meilleurs Geographes avec des Tables Tres Instructives et Curieuses...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: North America

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 18.5 inches
59.2 x 47 cm

This is Chatelain's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America. The cartography is nearly identical to the Delisle map, with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. Mendocin is the farthest northern point on California, and the northwest portion of the continent is left blank. The Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli. The Mississippi River valley is well developed with recent French settlements. A chart to the right lists the primary divisions of North America with colonial interests, native tribes, and towns.

References: Lowery #263; Phillips (A) 579.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on bright, watermarked paper with a short fold separation on Greenland, a few minor abrasions concentrated in the Caribbean, an area with slight toning along a fold, and some fold separations, most of which have been repaired with archival tape. There are remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $325

Closed on 11/20/2013