Auction 161, Lot 423

"Golfe du Mexique Assujetti aux Observations Astronomiques", Nolin, Jean Batiste

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1783 (published)

Publication: Atlas General a l'Usage des Colleges et Maisons d'Education...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 8 inches
26.2 x 20.3 cm

This interesting small map of the region includes dozens of place names and exaggerated features. Southern Florida is shown as an archipelago with an oversized St. John's River. The Mississippi River is shown flowing well to the west of New Orleans, which appears on an oddly shaped peninsula with a very narrow isthmus. Adorned with a decorative cartouche. Published in Mondhare's rare Atlas General.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #4297-37.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with faint staining along the centerfold and an archivally repaired centerfold separation confined to bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Unsold

Closed on 2/8/2017

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