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Auction 92, Lot 77

"L'Amerique divisee en ses principaux Etats Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiqes", Janvier/Santini

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1762 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

25.2 x 18.2 inches
64 x 46.2 cm

Large, handsome copper engraved map of the Americas. The most prominent feature of North America is the large "Mer ou Bay de l'Ouest". The British colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard, France controls Louisiana, and Mexico and Florida are shown in the possession of Spain. Good detail throughout, including the emergence of several Pacific islands. Large landscape style title cartouche.


Condition: B

Minor toning along centerfold, else very clean and crisp.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/13/2000