Catalog Archive
Auction 161, Lot 71

"L'Amerique Dressee pour l'Etude de la Geographie...", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1764 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.6 x 14.8 inches
52.3 x 37.6 cm

Very decorative map with a landscape style title cartouche and several sailing ships. While the interior of the map contains little cartographic information, the northwest part of North America is quite interesting. A large bay labeled, Entrée de Martin d’Aguilar en 1603, indents the coastline, while above that, a river and lake system provide a complex Northwest Passage. There is a notation that the existence of a Sea of the West is questionable just above this fictitious passage. This map has added panels of French letterpress flanking it.


Condition: A

A strong impression on watermarked paper with light toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/8/2017