Auction 148, Lot 70

"Tab: Geogr: Americae ad Emendatiora quae Adhuc Prodierunt Exempla Jussu Acad: Reg: Scient: et Eleglitt Boruss Descripta", Von Euler, Leonhard

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1753 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographicus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 12.4 inches
36.3 x 31.5 cm

This attractive map of the Americas extends to show parts of Africa and Europe and includes a large title cartouche in the South Pacific. In North America an elaborate system of rivers and lakes, including Lacus Ouinipigon, appear to make way for a Northwest Passage. The northern portion of California is labeled Nova Albion and farther north is the mythical land of Quivira. The British Colonies are confined east of the Appalachians with the French controlling Florida and Louisiana and the Spanish occupying the territories of New Mexico and California. The map notes when several islands were discovered along with the explorer involved. Engraved for the Royal Prussian Academy. Von Euler's initials are hidden in the title cartouche.

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Condition: B+

Old color on watermarked paper with minor overall toning and a tear that just enters the neatline at bottom that has been closed with tape on verso. There is an ink smudge in the bottom right corner.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Unsold

Closed on 2/19/2014

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