"Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique…
Color: Hand Color
17.4 x 13.1 inches
44.2 x 33.3 cm
A folio sheet filled with fascinating French text, statistics and four engravings showing the Council of the Indies dividing up Spanish Empire in America. The map itself (3.7 x 5.2") shows an unnamed island of California on the Sanson model. The only political detail is the division of the regions between the colonial powers. Far to the south, a purely speculative Antarctic continent is suggested as Terre Inconnue.
References: McLaughlin #164.
A clean and crisp example on watermarked paper with attractive color. There are a few faint spots of foxing, primarily confined to blank margins.