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Auction 179, Lot 89

"Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale", Bourgoin, P.

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1745 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 13.2 inches
42.2 x 33.5 cm
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Very uncommon map by this little known French cartographer. The West Coast extends north just past Cape Blanc to the "entrance discovered by Martin d'Aguilar." The remainder of the Pacific Northwest remains almost entirely blank with the exception of Quivira and Teguaio. There is a notation that the supposed discoveries of Admiral de Fonte have been omitted on this map due to several authors finding them doubtful, but were included conjecturally on the corresponding world map until they could be confirmed. The colonies extend from New England to Florida, with an oversized Carolina and Florida encompassing much of Georgia. Christopher Middleton's discoveries are noted north of Hudson Bay. Numerous Native Indian tribes are noted throughout.


Condition: B+

Contemporary outline color on a watermarked sheet with minor foxing and a short centerfold separation at bottom that has been archivally repaired on verso. Light surface soiling.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/16/2020