Auction 99, Lot 93

"Nouvelle Carte des Parties Occidentales du Monde Servant a indiquer les Navigations Decouvertes et Etablissements De Hollandois en Amerique…", Philippe De Pretot, Etienne Andre

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1768 (published)

Publication: Cosmographie Universelle

Color: Black & White

Size:
14 x 13 inches
35.6 x 33 cm

A beautiful French edition of Tirion's 1754 map of the Americas. The maps are identical except that a highly decorated scrollwork and floral cartouche has replaced Tirion’s plain 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. N. latitude. Engraved by Jean Lattre.

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Condition: A

Crisp impression on a thick sheet of hand laid paper with large watermark. Folding as issued.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/12/2002

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