Auction 149, Lot 77

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

Subject: North America

Period: 1706 (circa)

Publication: Les Tablettes Guerrieres…

Color: Hand Color

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: A+

A nice impression with attractive color on watermarked paper with wide margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/21/2014