Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 62

"America Divided into North and South with Their Several Subdivisions and the Newest Discoveries", Laurie & Whittle

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.3 x 19.7 inches
54.1 x 50 cm

This map of the Americas shows the United States confined to east of the Mississippi River with Florida and much of the rest of the country shown under Spanish control. A colored key identifies the colonial possessions of the English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Dutch. The area of Texas is labeled New Mexico and both Taos and Sante Fe are located. The Northwest is largely blank but two different possible River of the West locations are shown. In South America, there is good inland detail of the river system but two fictitious lakes, Parime and Xarayos, are identified.

References:

Condition: B

There is a light damp stain along centerfold at bottom in addition to a few small spots, light soiling, and a printer's crease at top. Backed in linen.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/13/2017

Archived