Auction 149, Lot 78

"L'Amerique Septentrionale qui Fait Partie des Indes Occidentales...", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: North America

Period: 1719 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 6.4 inches
22.1 x 16.3 cm

Charming, exquisitely detailed map of the continent featuring the island of California with an indented northern coast and Cap Blanc, Port des Roys and Pointe de la Cair at its northern end. The British colonies are shown confined east of the Appalachians, with France in control of the region between there and the Mississippi River. Spain controls all of the West and Florida. The decorative title cartouche is flanked by two serpents. Two ships and a sea monster fill the Atlantic. Includes a page of related text in French.

References: McLaughlin #191.

Condition: A

A nice impression with marginal soiling and a faint damp stain in bottom right corner, not affecting map.

Estimate: $400 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/21/2014