Auction 97, Lot 83

"Amerique Septentrionale, jusqu'a nos jours", Houze, Antoine Philippe

Subject: North America

Period: 1840 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Historique et Geographique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 10.7 inches
21.6 x 27.2 cm

The US/Canadian border in the west extends to about 55° North Latitude as in "54°40' or Fight". An unusual feature is the depiction of Mexico controlling land up to the Columbia River at Astoria. The border follows the Columbia inland about 100 miles and then follows a mysterious river named Grande Riv. that branches off to the southeast. Alaska is Amerique Russe, and Texas is shown as Independent. Mexico controls the bulk of the west. At the bottom is a short description of 28 areas that are keyed to the map via color-coding and numbering. Script titling.

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Condition: A

Good color and clear impression.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/5/2001

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