Auction 89, Lot 51

"Le Nouveau Continent ou l'Amerique, Divisee en Septentrionale et Meridionale, ou l'on trouble les Climats, les Meridiens, les differentes Possessions, les Peuples Naturels Libres, les differentes Religions et les differentex Langues…",

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1749 (published)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas, geographique et historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 21 inches
50 x 53.3 cm

Henrik de Leth was successor to the Visscher firm and a skilled engraver as well as a mapseller and publisher. This map is from his last atlas and depicts the 'New Continent' in geographic and political detail. It describes climates, boundaries, colonial possessions, native people, religions and languages. The map is on Mercator's Equal-Area Projection, adding the graphic punch of the distorted longitudinal lines for a very handsome and dynamic appearance. Included with the map (and still attached at the side for easy reference) is the text sheet (French) which lists a myriad important political and sociological facts about the map. Island groups are named and labeled with dates of their discovery. Splendid original coloring and condition.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $950 - $1,200

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/8/1999

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