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Auction 152, Lot 73

"L'Amerique Divisee en Ses Principaux Etats Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiqes par le Sr. Janvier Geographe", Janvier/Santini

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel...

Color: Hand Color

25.3 x 18.4 inches
64.3 x 46.7 cm
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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; Phillips (A) #647-43.

Condition: B+

Original outline color on a watermarked sheet with a faint damp stain near the centerfold at top and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/18/2015