Lot 116: Rare map of Missouri River & the West 1805

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Lot 116: Author: Collot, Georges Henri Victor Title: Map of the Missouri; of the higher parts of the Mississipi; and of the elevated Plain, where the Waters divide, which run, Eastward into the River St. Lawrence; North East into Hudson's Bay; North North West into the Frozen Sea; and South into the Gulf of Mexico. To which is added Mackenzie's track in 1789 Place Published: [Paris] Publisher: Date Published: [1805-1826] Description: Engraved map. 48x44.7 cm (18?x17?"). Rare map of the Missouri River and the upper Mississippi, spanning from Lake Superior to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, south beyond Mendocino on the California Coast, with the Platte River, the Stony or Yellow Mountains, and many other captivating yet inevitably erroneous features mission on behalf of the French Republic. Some expert restoration, folds flattened, a few short tears repaired, gently washed; left margin trimmed as issued for folding; very good or better Provenance: Camelot Books, 3/95. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $10000-15000
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