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Auction 99, Lot 135

"Carte Particuliere de L'Amerique Septentrionale, ou font Compris le Detroit de Davids, le Detroit de Hudson, &c.", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Canada

Period: 1696 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

32.5 x 23 inches
82.6 x 58.4 cm

A beautifully engraved, large sea chart of the Arctic regions covering from Hudson and Baffins bays to Iceland and a bit of the coast of Ireland. Interestingly the Detroit d' Anian is located (lower left corner) quite close to the open-ended Buttons Bay. The chart is based on Sanson's cartography, and though it offers nothing new, it is a large, impressive chart.

References: Kershaw #110.

Condition: B

Slight uneven toning and split on bottom fold.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/12/2002