Auction 92, Lot 79

"L'Amerique divisee Par Grands Etats", Janvier, Jean

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.8 x 12 inches
45.2 x 30.5 cm

Later edition of this copper engraved map of the Americas. When originally engraved, this map included a large Sea of the West and hints of a possible Northwest Passage. It has now been re-engraved to delete these features (although they can still be faintly discerned). Alaska now is shown with approximately the correct shape, although the Aleutians are missing. The Sandwich Islands are shown and noted as the site of Capt. Cook's death. New Zealand is fully formed, and there are many islands shown in the South Pacific.

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Condition: A+

Later full color including the cartouche.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/13/2000

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