Auction 93, Lot 80

"L'Amerique Dressee pour l etude de la Geographie…", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1764 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 10.7 inches
30.5 x 27.2 cm

Very attractive 18th century map of the Americas. The British are shown in the control of all the eastern part of North America. "Nelle Albion" is located above California and the fabled River of the West connects through a network of lakes into both Lake Superior and Hudson Bay. Above that is a notation that the location or existence of the "Mer de l'Ouest" is uncertain. The oceans are filled with sixteen sailing ships and the map includes an ornamental title cartouche and is enclosed in a rococo style border.

References:

Condition: A

Close margin at top, as issued, and affecting a tiny bit of the engraved border.

Estimate: $650 - $700

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/6/2000

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