Auction 150, Lot 101

Reduced Version of Popple's Map

"Amerique Septentrionale suivant la Carte de Pople…", Popple/Le Rouge

Subject: Colonial North America & West Indies

Period: 1742 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 20 inches
49 x 50.8 cm

This is the handsome index sheet of the French version of Henry Popple's important map of the British Empire in North America. Popple's 20-sheet map is the finest and most detailed map of America of its time and covers the eastern part of North America between the Mississippi and Newfoundland and the adjoining regions of Central and South America and the Caribbean. The index sheet is a reduced version of the multi-sheet map and includes a panel containing 18 plans of prominent ports, harbors and islands including Cartagena, Charleston, Bermuda, New York City, and Boston. As tensions grew between the colonial powers, Popple's map became immensely influential throughout Europe and was copied by several cartographers. This French version exaggerates French territory at the expense of both England and Spain.

References: McCorkle #742.2.

Condition: A

A strong impression on watermarked paper with a narrow right margin. Remnants of archival tape are in the bottom blank margin, well away from the map image.

Estimate: $2,200 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 9/17/2014