Antique Map Auction Sale No. 110 - closed 3/2/2005
This little map is derived from Sanson's influential Le Canada ou Nouvelle France of 1656. The map is centered on the French possessions in North America with emphasis on the Great Lakes. Lake Superior and Michigan are shown with open-ended western shores and Lake Erie (Lac du Chat) is located too far south. In northern Canada a sea route is shown through the northwest part of Hudson Bay. The British, Dutch and Swedish colonies are depicted along the eastern seaboard from Virginia to I. de Terre Neuve.