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73 ANVILLE, J-B. Bourguignon d. Amérique Septentrionale. Paris, 1746. Limites en col. d'époque. Carte en 2 ff. non jointes. Quelques rousseurs, plis légèrement empoussiérés. - 2 sheets not joined, orig. outline col. Paper slightly age-toned as usual, a few spotting. 887 x 864 mm.

1000 - 1200 €
Adjugé pour 1100 €

¤ Amerique Septentrionale Publiee sous les Auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans ... MDCCXLVI avec Privilege. A Paris, Chez l'Auteur, aux Galeries du Louvre.

A decorative large scale map printed on four sheets by the renowned and influential French map maker Jean-Baptiste D'Anville. D'Anville's maps of each of continent were widely copied by many other European mapmakers and continued the tradition established in France for precise and correct cartography. Large, elegant cartouche of a classically draped semi-nude female wearing a feathered headdress, two children or putti, animals (engraved after St. Gravelot). With inset map of Hudson and Baffin Bays.
His representation of the Great Lakes is superior to that of his contemporary John Mitchell. Curiously his maps, being of large size, have never been too popular with collectors and consequently fetch much less than their geographical content merits" D'Anville's map of North America, 1746, bears a notation of the Texas coast concerning a Port Francois discovered by the French in 1720. - Tooley, "The Mapping of the Great Lakes", pp. 316-17.

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74 JANVIER, le Sr. L'Amerique divisée en ses principaux Etats… Venise, Santini / Remondini, ca. 1780. Limites en col. ancien. Bel exemplaire, infimes rousseurs. - Minor browning, overall in very good condition. 472 x 645 mm.

450 - 550 €
Adjugé pour 400 €

¤ Uncommon map published by Lattré. This map is most notable for it's depiction of "Mer ou Baye de L'Ouest" or "Sea of the West". A great sea, easily the size of the Mediterranean, to flow from the then-known Strait of Juan de Fuca. Showing an opening to the ocean from this great sea at roughly in North California or Oregon and Quivira somewhere in Idaho.
Fattening Alaska and appropriately leaving blank the unknown parts of Northern America. Listing Indian nations, towns such as Santa Fe.