Auction 170, Lot 81

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1708 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.3 x 13.1 inches
43.9 x 33.3 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

A nice impression with a few negligible spots.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/14/2018

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