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Auction 153, Lot 117


"Americae Septentrionalis Pars I", Euler, Leonhard

Subject: Colonial United States & Canada

Period: 1753 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographicus

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 13.6 inches
36.3 x 34.5 cm
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This scarce map is one sheet of von Euler's four-part map of North America. This sheet covers the region from the Mississippi River valley through the American Southwest. It stands alone with a decorative cartouche and border. It presents a detailed view of French Louisania and the Spanish possessions in New Mexico with a Great Space of Land Unknown and Tecas in between. A notation on a river flowing into Lake of the Woods (The Wood Lake) remarks, "Great River coming from the West discovered lately by the Oshages Savages." A large inset map illustrates Hudson and Baffin Bays with numerous English notations concerning discoveries in the region. Euler's engraved "cum privilegio" stamp is at top right.


Condition: B+

There are a few small spots and minor creasing at right.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/20/2015