Auction 89, Lot 59

"L'Amerique Septentrionale devisee en ses principaux Etats",

Subject: North America

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 12 inches
44.5 x 30.5 cm

Fascinating map of the continent showing the imaginary 'Mer ou Baye de l'Ouest' and a NORTHWEST PASSAGE stretching from Baffins Bay to the 'Archipel St. Lazare'. There is not yet any sign of a recognizable Alaska. The British colonies are confined east of the Appalachian Mountains with French Louisiana stretching to the Pacific Northwest. Large decorative title cartouche which is uncolored. Minor surface soil in margins.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/8/1999

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