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Auction 156, Lot 84

"Nouvelle Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Plus Nouvelles Observations de Messieurs de l'Academie des Sciences et des Meilleurs Geographes...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: North America

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

23.4 x 18.5 inches
59.4 x 47 cm

This is Chatelain's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America. The cartography is nearly identical to the Delisle map, with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. Mendocin is the farthest northern point on California, and the northwest portion of the continent is left blank. The Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli. The Mississippi River valley is well developed with recent French settlements. A chart to the right lists the primary divisions of North America with colonial interests, native tribes, and towns.

References: Lowery #263; Phillips (A) 579.

Condition: B+

A fine impression, issued folding with several archivally repaired centerfold separations confined to blank margins and title.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/17/2016