Catalog Archive
Auction 184, Lot 111

"L'Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principaux Etats", Laporte, Joseph de

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1781 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Moderne Portatif

Color: Black & White

8.8 x 6.9 inches
22.4 x 17.5 cm
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This uncommon small map of the continent shows the imaginary Mer de l'Ouest and a Northwest Passage stretching from Baffin Bay to the Archipel St. Lazare. There is not yet any sign of a recognizable Alaska. The British colonies are confined on the eastern seaboard with the huge French Louisiana territory stretching to the Pacific Northwest. Ft. Cenis is located in present-day Texas, and Habitations de Francois refugies appear above Charleston. The simple title cartouche features two Native Americans. The map is apparently based on Janvier's map of the same title.

References: McGuirk #169.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning and offsetting, and a few tiny holes along the folds.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/15/2021