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Auction 91, Lot 79

"Amerique Septentrionale Par le Sr. Sanson d'Abbeville Georgraphe du Roy",

Subject: North America

Period: 1705 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 7.9 inches
27.7 x 20.1 cm

Originally engraved by A. Peyrounin for Sanson in 1657, this is the second state with the imprint "chez L'auteur aux Galleries du Louvre, 1705". CALIFORNIA IS SHOWN AS AN ISLAND with a nearly flat northern coast. All five Great Lakes are shown but still misshapen. The Mississippi River originates in a Canadian Lake named "Lac des Sioux". The Apaches are shown to dominate "Nouveau Mexique" which contains three settlements; Sta. Fe, Nueva Mexico, and Acoma. The British colonies are shown simply as Nouvelle Angleterre and Virginie. Decorative (uncolored) title cartouche in upper right. Ref: McLaughlin #18.


Condition: A

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $900

Closed on 6/14/2000