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Auction 191, Lot 86

"Amerique ou Indes Occidentales, avec les Nouvelles Decouvertes du Capite Cook, Depuis le Detroit de Behrings ou du Nord, dans l'Ocean Pacifique du Nord et Sud", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1800 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

25.4 x 22 inches
64.5 x 55.9 cm
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Large, handsome map of the Americas including the discoveries of Captain Cook in Alaska and Hawaii, with several additional islands depicted in the Pacific. The United States is shown confined east of the Mississippi River. The text panel at right names the thirteen original states with additional notes concerning the creation of the new states of Maine, Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Boston is named as the capital of both Massachusetts and the United States. Originally by the Robert de Vaugondy family, this map was reissued by their successor, Charles Francois Delamarche. The map is based on the work of the Robert de Vaugondy family, but was re-engraved by Delamarche to incorporate the latest information gathered by the explorations noted.


Condition: B+

A crisp impression with contemporary outline color on a sheet with rosary watermark. There is minor, uneven toning, a few light spots, and some printer's creases along the top and bottom of the sheet. The small <i>Asie</i> extension at the top of the sheet is frayed but still attached.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/8/2023