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Auction 196, Lot 89

"Amerique", Desnos, Louis Charles

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 11.5 inches
45.2 x 29.2 cm
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Interesting map of the Americas with the northwest coast of North America extremely truncated. The British colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard, France controls most of the interior, and Spain possesses Mexico and the West Coast. South America shows Portugal in possession of Brazil, France controlling Guiana and Spain in possession of the rest of the continent. Sparse interior details. Overall dimensions given; map is 9.5 x 11".


Condition: A

A nice impression with contemporary color on a bright sheet with light toning along the edges.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/7/2024