"Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1719 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
17.3 x 13 inches
43.9 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.
A nice impression on a bright sheet with a few spots of foxing in the blank margins and light toning along the edges of the sheet.