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Auction 196, Lot 101

"Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale avec les Regions Polaires", Vivien de Saint Martin, Louis

Subject: North America

Period: 1825 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.1 x 16.1 inches
30.7 x 40.9 cm
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An attractive French map of North America depicting the river systems, topography, and early settlements. The Provinces Confederee (states) extend as far as Michigan and Missouri with a huge Missouri Territory to the west. In the Pacific Northwest, U.S. claims extend well into present-day British Columbia reflecting U.S. interests in the region. Alaska is Amerique Russe and borders Nouveau Cornouailles (New Cornwall). Texas is unnamed and part of Mexico with only a few settlements noted including San Antonio, Matagorda, and San Saba. California and the Southwest are also under Mexican control with a few spurious rivers crossing the Great Basin into the Pacific Ocean. In the polar region, the most recent discoveries are shown including those of Franklin, Hearn and Mackenzie. Surrounded by a bold keyboard-style border.


Condition: A

A sharp impression with contemporary outline color on thick paper with toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/7/2024