Auction 156, Lot 93

"Amerique Septentrionale", Delamarche, Felix

Subject: North America

Period: 1822 (dated)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.1 x 10.3 inches
30.7 x 26.2 cm

This map of North America shows the United States border extending well into present-day British Columbia, reflecting U.S. interests in the region. Mexico is in control of the southwestern United States and Texas, and Alaska is labeled Amerique Russe. Much of the west is left blank or "inconnues" (unknown), but the L. Sale (Great Salt Lake) makes an early appearance. Just above the Great Salt Lake, a note states that Lake Timpanogos is doubtful. Decorated by a simple, oval cartouche.

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Condition: B+

A strong impression with light extraneous creasing adjacent to the centerfold and a few faint spots.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/17/2016

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