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Auction 163, Lot 207

"Land en Volk-Ontdekking in't Noorder Gedeelte van America, door P. Marquette en Joliet; Gedaan in't Jaar 1673", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Mississippi River Valley

Period: 1707 (circa)

Publication: Naaukeurige Versameling...

Color: Black & White

9.1 x 6 inches
23.1 x 15.2 cm
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Charming copper engraving of the Mississippi River valley with north oriented to the left. It depicts the discoveries of Marquette and Joliet who are pictured in the cartouche. Jolliet and Marquette led the first French expedition down the Mississippi, in 1673. Their expedition was one of the first in the chain of events that would finally lead to French possession of Louisiana. The map extends to Lake Michigan and shows a number of Indian tribes and forts.

References: Tooley (MCC-68) #32.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with an extraneous fold. Backed in thin, archival tissue to close a number of tiny worm holes.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/14/2017