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Auction 164, Lot 73

"L'Amerique Septentrionale qui fait Partie des Indes Occidentales Dressee Selon les Dernieres Relations des Voiageurs...", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1719 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 6.5 inches
21.8 x 16.5 cm
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This is an uncommon version of this charming little map of North America. It presents the island of California with an indented northern coast and Cap Blanc, Port des Roys and Pointe de la Cair at the north end of the island. The British colonies are shown confined east of the Appalachians, with France in control of the region between there and the Mississippi River. Spain controls the Gulf Coast, Florida and the Carolinas. The decorative title cartouche is flanked by two serpents. This version does not have the additional textual notation in the Pacific or the ships and sea monster in the Atlantic, and the cartouche is not dated.

References: cf. McLaughlin #191.

Condition: B+

Original outline color with light soil. Remargined at binding side with part of the neatline replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 9/13/2017