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Auction 185, Lot 79

"L'Amerique Suivant le R.P. Charlevoix Jte. Mr. de la Condamine, et Plusieurs Autres Nouvle. Observations", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1774 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25.4 x 19.4 inches
64.5 x 49.3 cm
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This fascinating map illustrates some of the most interesting mythical cartography juxtaposed with important new discoveries in North America. The routes of Delisle and Tchirikow are shown in 1741 terminating on a vague island in the approximate location of Alaska. A Northwest Passage (shown by lightly engraved lines) links the Pacific with Hudson Bay where there is a note concerning the British discoveries of 1742. The Riv. de l' Ouest stretches from Lake Superior nearly to the Pacific, based on the reports of the Jesuit missionary, Pierre de Charlevoix. In South America the Amazon River is detailed according to Condamine's expedition. A text table lists the colonial possessions. This is the third state of the map first published in 1746; this edition published by Crepy.

References: McGuirk #15.

Condition: B

Contemporary outline color on a sheet containing the watermarks of "Tamizier Auvergne" and a Maltese cross encircled in rosary beads, backed in linen. There are several long printer's creases, moderate soiling, a dampstain at bottom center, and abrasions in the title cartouche obscuring part of Crepy's imprint.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/17/2021