Auction 173, Lot 64

"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: Hand Color

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: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a Strasburg Lily watermark and a couple of tiny, insignificant spots in the Atlantic Ocean. There are professional repairs to a small hole in the top border and a tiny tear and small chip confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $650 - $800

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/5/2019