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Auction 195, Lot 81

"L'Amerique Suivant les Dernieres Observations de l'Acad. Royale des Sciences",

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Black & White

5.5 x 6.9 inches
14 x 17.5 cm
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This boldly engraved map of the Americas features California as an island. The map shows major political divisions with very few place names or other information. Terre Australe still appears below Tierra del Fuego. There is a simple title cartouche at lower left and a distance scale at upper left. This is apparently a derivative of Denise Macquart's map, although it does not match exactly with McLaughlin's description. This example has page 841 above the neatline at right. Engraved by Faure.

References: cf. McLaughlin #73.

Condition: A

Issued folding with a bit of text offsetting at top.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $85

Closed on 11/15/2023