London, South Kensington
29 April 2004
DELAMARCHE, Charles François (1740-1817). L' Amerique divisée Dans les principaux Etats avec les Nouvelles Decouvertes du Capit. Cook, Venice: 1800. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, cartouche fully-coloured. (Lightly stained at centrefold, slight erosion to engraved surface with partial loss of 2 letters.) 494 x 657mm.
With 34 other 19th-century maps, almost all of America, including Charles François Delamarche's Amérique ou Indes Occidentales (Paris, 1812), Eustache Herrison's Carte de l' Amerique Septentrionale et Meridionale (Paris, 1806), Adrian Hubert Brué's Carte Generale de l' Amerique Septentrionale (Paris, 1828), Adolphe Hippolyte Dufour's Mexique, Antilles et Californie (Paris, 1858) and E. Piton's Carte des Deux Amériques (Paris, [n.d.]). (35)
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