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Auction 153, Lot 84

"[Lot of 2] Amerique Septentrionale [and] Amerique Septentrionale",

Subject: North America

Period: 1820 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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A. Amerique Septentrionale, by Pierre Tardieu, (9.8 x 7.0"). This small map of the continent extends to include the Kamchatka Peninsula and the northern part of South America. It identifies cities, states, rivers, and Indian tribes and includes nice topographical detail. In the center of the United States is a massive Missouri Territory, and the Southwest is labeled as Nouveau Mexique. Despite its dissolution as an official territory, the area around present-day Minnesota is still referred to as the Northwest. Alaska appears as Amerique Russe. Condition: Issued folding.

B. Amerique Septentrionale, by Aaron Arrowsmith, (8.2 x 9.9"). This handsome map features a vague, dotted line border for the northern part of the continent. East of the Mississippi, the states are identified. Florida is divided into West Florida and East Florida. The area west of the Mississippi is divided into Louisiane and , which includes Texas, and filled with the names of Indian tribes. The Alaska Peninsula is depicted at the tip of Amerique Russe. In Canada references to the explorers Foxe, Hearn, and Mackenzie appear. Engraved by Semen. Condition: Issued folding with a few faint spots and a binding trim in the right blank margin.


Condition: A

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Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/20/2015