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Auction 178, Lot 51

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Moderne

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 11.9 inches
44.5 x 30.2 cm
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A fine map of the Americas that features a huge, imaginary Sea of the West and hints of a possible Northwest Passage. Alaska is shown in an early configuration with a rough shape incorporating the Aleutians and notations concerning the coastline discoveries in 1741 by the Russians. In North America, the British colonies are shown east of the Allegheny mountains, French Louisiana takes in most of the interior and Spain controls Florida, New Mexico and Mexico. There are several islands shown in the Pacific and just the western coastline of New Zealand. A handsome map with a decorative rococo-style title cartouche.

References: McGuirk #108.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with contemporary color on a sturdy sheet with the watermark of a Maltese cross encircled in rosary beads. There is minor soiling and light toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet. There are minor damp stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/10/2020