Auction 89, Lot 53

"Nuova de esatta Carta Della America Ricavata dalle Mappe e Carte piu approvate",

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1763 (published)

Publication: Gazzettiere Americano

Color: Black & White

Size:
11 x 13.5 inches
27.9 x 34.3 cm

An attractive copper engraving of North and South America. Most notable for its depiction of the northwest, which is largely blank. 'New Albion' is located in present day northern California and the 'Fume d'Occindente' flows from an inland lake directly into the Pacific. The Colorado River is named the 'Ouiquintas'. Decorative title cartouche. Issued uncolored and someone has begun to color it, with the border and a couple of areas in full color. Tiny scattered worm holes and trimmed to within 1/8" at binding side, else very clean.

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Condition: B

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/8/1999

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