Auction 95, Lot 69

"Nouvelle Carte des Parties Occidentales du Monde, Servant à indiquer les Navigations Decouvertes et Etablissements", Lattre, Jean

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1788 (published)

Publication: Genty's L' Influence de la Decouverte de l' Amerique

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.1 x 13.1 inches
35.8 x 33.3 cm

A beautiful French edition of Tirion's 1754 map of the Americas. The maps are identical except that Tirion's plain cartouche has been replaced by a highly decorated scrollwork and floral cartouche. A NORTHWEST PASSAGE is shown through North America, beginning at the Great Lakes and ending in a large river emptying into the Pacific at about 50 deg. Latitude.

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Condition: B

Folding as issued. Tiny separation at fold intersection and a short tear in margin. A fine, crisp impression.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/13/2001

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