Lot 259 of 541:
Rare French broadside on the Americas  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$900
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
Tableau de l'Amerique: Cette Partie du Monde sut découverte en 1492, par Christophe Colomb, Génois,et en 1497, par Americ Vespuce, Florentin...

Author:

Place:
[Paris]

Publisher:

Date:
[c.1770]

Description:

Letterpress printed broadside, with 8 lines of text at top, then 2 large columns below, each divided into 9 sub-columns. 70x50 cm (27½x19¾"), on sheet 80x58.5 cm (31½x23"). No copies can be found listed in OCLC/WorldCat.

Very rare broadside lists land in North and South America, giving possession, brief description of land, people and related statistics. Warren Heckrotte dated it from the descriptions. Not in Sabin, and we could find no records for sale at auction in American Book Prices Current (since 1975) nor in the Rare Book Hub (formerly Americana Exchange). We could locate no copies in OCLC/WorldCat.

Provenance: Slatkine, Geneva, '72


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Paper faintly toned, slight darkening along centerfold; very good.


 
Item number:
269950a
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