Auction 97, Lot 31

"Carte de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Monde, Suivant une projection nouvelle", Philippe De Pretot, Etienne Andre

Subject: World

Period: 1787 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 11 inches
41.9 x 27.9 cm

A very uncommon world map designed in a crisp style and presented on Mercator's projection. The map is very detailed, particularly in the oceans. Recent discoveries are noted in Greenland, Canada, the South Pacific, and North Pacific. In North America the "Fl. De l' Ouest" is the most prominent feature and the Northwest Coast is lacking any hint of the Alaskan peninsula. The composition is nicely decorated with an elaborate, French style, title cartouche and a compass rose.


Condition: A+

Toned at paper edges, still fine.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/5/2001