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Auction 190, Lot 74

"Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principales Parties", Elwe, Jan Barend

Subject: North America

Period: 1792 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.1 x 18.6 inches
58.7 x 47.2 cm
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Large, decorative map copied from the Jaillot/Sanson map of 1694 with the same decorative title and scale of miles cartouches. The plate was acquired at the dissolution of the Jaillot firm in 1781, and revised with Elwe's imprint. The map has been somewhat updated with the western Great Lakes complete, and a peninsular California. Buttons Bay is open-ended, allowing the possibility of an inland passage to the Pacific. The R. del Norte originates from a large lake and empties into the Mer Rouge (Gulf of California). To the west, California is separated from Terre de Iesso ou Ieco by the Mer de Iesso. The political divisions are outdated with the continent still divided between the colonial interests of England, France and Spain.

References: Burden #700.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with two small elephant watermarks. There is a faint dampstain at top center and a resulting hole that has been professionally repaired with a minor amount of the border replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $950 - $1,200

Sold for: $700

Closed on 11/16/2022