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Auction 187, Lot 99

"L'Amerique Septentrionale qui fait Partie des Indes Occidentales Dressee Selon les Dernieres Relations des Voiageurs...", Leth, Hendrik de

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas Geographique & Historique...

Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 6.5 inches
21.8 x 16.5 cm
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Charming, exquisitely detailed map of the continent featuring the island of California with an indented northern coast and Cap Blanc, Port des Roys and Pointe de la Cair at its northern end. The British colonies are shown confined east of the Appalachians, with France in control of the region between there and the Mississippi River. Spain controls all of the West and Florida. For his Nouvel Atlas, Leth made close copies of Jacques Chiquet's maps published in Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas in 1719.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.LETH-1a.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with contemporary outline color, issued folding with light toning along the folds and fold separations that have been repaired with paper on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $450

Closed on 4/27/2022