Auction 93, Lot 81

"Charte von America, nach den Neuesten Entdeckungen und Astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen Berichliget und Geseichnet", Reinecke, Johann Matthais Christoph

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1804 (dated)

Publication: Weimar Geographisches Institut

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.2 x 20.1 inches
61.5 x 51.1 cm

Very scarce German map of the Americas with a large inset showing the discoveries of Cook, Hearne, Vancouver and Mackenzie in Alaska and the Arctic regions. North America is shown with several large mountain ranges in the Midwest. West Florida is shown extending into present day Texas. The original outline color depicts the European colonial interest.

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Condition: A

The sturdy hand-laid paper has a slight bluish tone. Centerfold reinforced with Japanese tissue, bottom right corner chipped.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/6/2000

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