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Auction 176, Lot 52

"L'Amerique Divisee par Grands Etats", Janvier/Lattre

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Moderne...

Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 12.1 inches
45 x 30.7 cm
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This is a later edition of this copper engraved map of the Americas. When originally engraved, the map included a large Sea of the West and hints of a possible Northwest Passage. It has been re-engraved to delete those features (although they can still be faintly discerned). Alaska now is shown with approximately the correct shape, although the Aleutians are missing. The Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) are prominently shown and noted as the site of Capt. Cook's death. New Zealand is fully formed and there are many islands shown in the South Pacific. The map shows the infant United States with its western boundary on the Mississippi River. Spain controls all of the Southwest, Midwest and Florida, and Britain possesses Canada and the Pacific Northwest.


Condition: B+

A sturdy sheet of watermarked paper with contemporary outline color and later color in the cartouche. There is minor toning along the centerfold and faint, scattered foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/12/2020