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Auction 184, Lot 81

"Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

17.1 x 13 inches
43.4 x 33 cm
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A folio sheet filled with fascinating French text, statistics and four engravings showing the Council of the Indies dividing up the Spanish Empire in America. The map itself (3.7 x 5.2") shows an unnamed island of California on the Sanson model. The only political detail is the division of the regions between the colonial powers. Far to the south, a purely speculative Antarctic continent is suggested as Terre Inconnue.

References: McLaughlin #164.

Condition: B

On watermarked paper with light offsetting, a few small stains, and a couple of edge tears that have been closed with hinge tape on verso. There is an ownership inscription above the top border.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/15/2021