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Auction 164, Lot 70

"Amerique Septentrionale", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1704 (published)

Publication: Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.4 x 5.3 inches
16.3 x 13.5 cm

This attractive small map includes numerous interesting features. California is shown as an island while the northwest coast remains blank. To the west is a partial outline of Terre de Iesso separated from the continent by the Strait d'Anien. The Great Lakes appear to all be joined, and remain open-ended to the west. The St. Lawrence River flows much too far to the south. The entire south is labeled as Floride and the west is Nouveau Mexique. This is the second state with the engraved page number 306 at top right. Nicholas de Fer prepared the plates but sold them prior to ever publishing them himself. Published in M. Robbe's Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie.

References: Burden #626.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with very light toning.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/13/2017

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