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Auction 92, Lot 100

"Carte Particuliere l'Amerique Septentrionale, ou Sont Compris le Detroit de Davids, le Detroit de Hudson, &c.", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Canada, Greenland, and Iceland

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

32.5 x 23 inches
82.6 x 58.4 cm
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A beautifully engraved, large sea chart of the Arctic regions covering from Hudson and Baffins bays through to include Iceland and a bit of the coast of Ireland. Interestingly the "Detroit d'Anian" is located (lower left corner) quite close to the open-ended Buttons Bay. The chart is based on Sanson's cartography, and though it offers nothing new, it is a large, impressive chart.

References: Kershaw #110.

Condition: A

Very sharp impression with original color.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,100

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/13/2000