Auction 96, Lot 74

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1783 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 12 inches
44.5 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 prominently 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. Attractive title cartouche and later color.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/12/2001