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Auction 168, Lot 92

"Carte Contenant le Royaume du Mexique et la Floride, Dressez sur les Meilleures Observations & sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique...

Color: Black & White

20.5 x 15.9 inches
52.1 x 40.4 cm

This is a derivative of Delisle's landmark map of the southern part of North America and the West Indies. The detailed map shows many English settlements along the East Coast and carefully notes the discoveries of D'Iberville along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River. The vast region, later known as Louisiana, from Florida through present-day Texas is shown as the French possession of Floride. There is also a great amount of detail in Nouveau Mexique, particularly of the Spanish missions: Santa Fe, Taos, and Acoma.

References: Martin & Martin, p. 93.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a watermarked sheet with light offsetting. There is a small damp stain and short fold separation in the bottom blank margin that just touches the neatline.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/6/2018