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Lot 137: A handsome French edition of the Popple key map
05 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Amerique Septentrionale Suivant la Carte du Pople faite ? Londres en 20 feuilles. Henry Popple (d.1743). Copper-engraved map with period hand colouring in full. Paris: Par et chez le Sr. le Rouge, 1742. 30 x 20 1/2 visible, 32 x 23 inches framed. A handsome French edition of the key map from the first large-scale map of colonial North America. This example the very rare first state.
Artist or Maker: Henry Popple
Literature: Hand-colored engraving on paper