Auction 153, Lot 78

"L'Amerique Septentrionale qui Fait Partie des Indes Occidentales. Dressee Selon les Dernieres Relations des Voiageurs et Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Mur. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: North America

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique

Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 6.6 inches
22.1 x 16.8 cm

Charming, exquisitely detailed map of the continent featuring the island of California with an indented northern coast and Cap Blanc, Port des Roys and Pointe de la Cair at its northern end. The British colonies are shown confined east of the Appalachians, with France in control of the region between there and the Mississippi River. Spain controls all of the West and Florida. Several short notes fill the map, including information on the island of California and the fishing banks off the coast of Newfoundland. The decorative title cartouche is flanked by two serpents. Two ships and a sea monster fill the Atlantic.

References: McLaughlin #191; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #43-6.

Condition: A

A clean, bright example with original color with minor refreshing. There are several minute worm holes only visible when held to light, and two professionally repaired tears that enter map border at bottom.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/20/2015