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Auction 89, Lot 61

"Nouveau Mexique, Louisiane, Canada, et Nelle Angleterre",

Subject: North America

Period: 1766 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 9 inches
25.4 x 22.9 cm
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Nice map of the majority of the continent, excluding Alaska and southern Mexico. The western region is virtually unknown, but notations are made concerning the recent discoveries along the Northwest coast by Bering, Tschirikow, de Fuente and de Fuca. The River of the West is shown flowing out of Lake Winnipeg and another major river is depicted emptying into San Francisco Bay. 'Quivira' is located in present day Nevada. The British Colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard. Decorative title cartouche. The map is on a large sheet surrounded by French text which has been laid on. Tiny bit of light foxing in map with some stains in the surrounding text, short marginal split at bottom


Condition: B

Estimate: $190 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/8/1999