Auction 156, Lot 83

"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

Size:
8.6 x 6.6 inches
21.8 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.

Included with the map is a full page of text describing North America.

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

Condition: B+

A strong impression with light soiling mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/17/2016

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