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Auction 151, Lot 309

"Carte de la Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale, Comprenant les Possessions Espagnoles", Brion de la Tour, Louis

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1785 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.8 x 8.9 inches
27.4 x 22.6 cm

This uncommon map depicts the Spanish possessions in North America. The map covers the region from Florida to the west coast, with the western part of the present-day United States left completely blank and labeled Nouvelle Albion Suivant Drake and Quivira. There is good detail of the river systems and Indian tribes, particularly in the Southwest and the Mississippi River valley.


Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with very faint offsetting and one tiny spot. Binding trim at upper right has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/19/2014