Auction 151, Lot 61

"L'Amerique Divisee en Ses Principaux Etats...", Janvier/Santini

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.2 x 18.4 inches
64 x 46.7 cm

This large, handsome map of North and South America is an Italian edition of Janvier's map. Its most striking feature is the huge Sea of the West, which extends out of the top border, and is connected by a series of rivers to Hudson Bay in the north and nearly connects to the Mississippi River in the south. The large decorative title cartouche shows a stream filled with unusual beaver dams and a pine tree on one bank and palm trees and a native's headdress and quiver on the other. This is the second state, published by Francesco Santini and Giuseppe Antonio Remondini.

References: McGuirk #162.

Condition: B

On a sturdy, watermarked sheet with toning and scattered foxing. There are a few small worm holes and printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/19/2014

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