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Auction 196, Lot 92

"Carte d'Amerique Septentrionale et Meridionale avec les Decouvertes Faites dans les Derniers Voyages", Herisson, Eustache

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1820 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

29.9 x 20.8 inches
75.9 x 52.8 cm
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This uncommon French map of the Americas is boldly engraved to show the topography, much of which is spurious - making it all the more interesting. Alaska is still a bit misshaped and an imaginary Northwest Passage is lightly engraved through the Canadian Arctic. In the western part of North America the Rocky Mountains radiate out from a central point in present-day Wyoming. The boundary between Canada and the United States reflects U.S. claims into British Columbia and an interesting British presence labeled Nouvelle Albion is shown in California. A panel of inset maps at left provide a detailed view of the West Indies.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sturdy sheet with the watermarks of a birdhouse and the initials "FAD." Trimmed close to the neatline all around the map.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $800

Closed on 2/7/2024