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Rare mid 19th Century allegorical image of America, likely part of a series by French artist François-Benjamin Vayron.

The map image was lithographed by H. Jannin in Paris and sold by printsellers Agostoni in Paris and Bernasconi in Lyon.

The image is centered on a Native American warrior, with a classical image of America as a woman breastfeeding a child at the right (overseen by a second native American), and European couple to the left.

The text in French and Spanish below translates as follows:

Nature seems to have been pleased to use its most diverse conventions to make winter and spring reign in the new continent at the same time. It is in that country that entire villages of savages are still found. The most varied, the sweetest and most ferocious animals are found in that place, where the tribes still abandon their villages and undertake long journeys to hunt, for this work is the most advantageous for them.


While we found a similar smaller image sold by Agostin and Bernasconi, we were unable to locate another example of this image.

Condition Description
Minor dampstain at left side of image