Auction 162, Lot 75

"L'Amerique Suivant les Dernieres Observations de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Macquart

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1760 (published)

Publication: Geographie Universelle...

Color: Black & White

5.4 x 6.8 inches
13.7 x 17.3 cm

This boldly engraved copper plate map of the Americas features California as an island. The map was derived from Herman van Loon's map of the same title. It shows the major political divisions with very few place names or other information. Terre Australe still appears below Tierra del Fuego, which is connected to South America. Simple title cartouche lower left and distance scale at upper left. This is State 2 with page 333 in the upper left corner and a blank verso.

References: McLaughlin #73.

Condition: B+

There is a binding trim at bottom left that has been replaced with old paper, with a small portion of the border replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 4/26/2017