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Auction 92, Lot 89

"Amerique Septentrionale", Chambon

Subject: North America

Period: 1757 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.8 x 8.8 inches
30 x 22.4 cm
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Crisp copper engraving with good detail and fully engraved with topographical features. There is a dotted line from the Missouri River to the Straits of Juan de Fuca alluding to the supposed Northwest Passage. The Canadian lakes, "Lac Gouinipique and Lac Bourbon" are very oversized and appear to be the source of the Mississippi. Several notations concerning recent discoveries. Depicts all of the Atlantic with a good bit of Europe and Africa as well. This map illustrated Chambon's important work in colonial history, which contained all the French laws and ordinances on the commerce, particularly the slave trade. The map is based on Jacques N. Bellin's 1755 map of North America with the western region mostly blank.


Condition: A

Couple of small spots, overall very good.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/13/2000