Auction 157, Lot 80

"Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: A

A clean and crisp example on watermarked paper with attractive color. There are a few faint spots of foxing, primarily confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/4/2016

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