Auction 90, Lot 78

"Land en Volk-Ontdekking int Noorder gedeelte van America, door P. Marquette en Joliet",

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.2 x 8.5 inches
28.4 x 21.6 cm

Stunning copper engraving of the Mississippi River valley with north oriented to the left of the map. Depicts the discoveries of Marquette and Joliet who are pictured in the cartouche. This unusual and very uncommon map is framed in an elaborately engraved, picture frame style border. Crisp impression on very fine paper with wide margins.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 3/15/2000

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