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Henri Abraham Chatelain

Lot 42048: Chatelain - Large Map of Pacific & Americas

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

June 4, 2022
Franklin, TN, US

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Description

Carte tres curieuse de la Mer du Sud, contenant des remarques nouvelles... mais aussy sur les principaux pays de l'Amerique... avec les noms & la route des voyageurs par qui la decouverte en a ete faite. - This is a large engraved map of the Pacific and Americas on two large fold out sheets. The title is set above the upper margin, each pair of sheets with graticuled border, the oceans marked with the tracks of the great Portuguese and Dutch navigators, Le Maire and Schouten, Magellan, Olivier van Noort and L'Hermite, lower and upper margins decorated with inset vignettes, plans of harbours and cities, portraits and explanatory texts. It is a fine, dark impression of Chatelain's extraordinary map of the Pacific and Americas, published in his Atlas Historique of 1719. The lavish decoration, extensive texts and high quality engraving, together with the encyclopaedic texts, create an impressive image of the Pacific Ocean. "One of the most elaborately engraved maps of the western hemisphere ever produced." (Schwartz & Ehrenberg, p.142; pl.85) Tooley California as an Island 80; McLaughlin 190.


Henri Abraham Chatelain's Atlas Historique. The work was published by the author in Amsterdam between 1718 and 1720. The text was combiled by Gueudeville & Garillon. The maps were completed by Chatelain some influenced by Guillaume de l'Isle's work. The work was published in several editions, and the second edition was the first to include additional maps not found in the first including a map of the world, Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Atlas Historique was a highly ambitious and groundbreaking work covering genealogy, cosmography, topography, heraldry, and chronology. It was intended for the general public and the increased fascination with the recently conquered colonies and the new discoveries. Chatelain's maps are an outstanding example of the golden age of French mapmaking.

Dimensions

~ 33 1/2" by 56 1/2"

Artist or Maker

Henri Abraham Chatelain

Medium

Engraving with Recent Professional Hand-coloring (Two Large Fold Out Maps that have been combined to one large map)

Date

1718-1720

Condition Report

Overall Good. There is some wear or separation to the folds or edges. There is some light buckling. There is a closed tear, please review the verso picture as well for condition. The pages have been joined (originally printed to two large fold out pages). There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Literature

Atlas Historique

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