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Auction 181, Lot 71

"Amerique Septentrionale",

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.4 x 9.4 inches
39.1 x 23.9 cm
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This unusual and scarce map of North America was engraved by Filloeul (Pierre?) as indicated in the lower left corner of the map. Drawn from a French perspective, it shows the English colonies confined to a narrow strip along the Atlantic Ocean with the Appalachian mountains nearly surrounding Virginia. To its west is a large Floride with the Mississippi River drawn too far to the west. Beyond the Mississippi River is Spanish-controlled New Mexico and a peninsular California. The Pacific Northwest is virtually blank. "Tome 2 page 343" is note above the top left border.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning and a 1" tear above the St. Lawrence River that has been closed on verso with archival materials. A binding trim at lower right has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/10/2021