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Auction 181, Lot 70

"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: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.4 x 15.9 inches
51.8 x 40.4 cm
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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 fine impression on a sheet with the Strasburg Bend & Lily watermark. There is some faint toning at center and a small spot in Mexico.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/10/2021

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