Auction 169, Lot 77

"Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 13 inches
43.4 x 33 cm

A folio sheet filled with fascinating French text, statistics and four engravings showing the Council of the Indies dividing up Spanish Empire in America. The map itself (3.7 x 5.2") shows an unnamed island of California on the Sanson model. The only political detail is the division of the regions between the colonial powers. Far to the south, a purely speculative Antarctic continent is suggested as Terre Inconnue.

References: McLaughlin #164.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color with short centerfold separations confined to the top and bottom blank margins that have been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/12/2018