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By: Robert de Vaugondy (family)
Subject: Colonial New England & Canada, Great Lakes
Date: 1755 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Condition Code: A
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Color: hand color
Size: 23.9 x 19 inches
60.7 x 48.3 cm
This is a handsome map of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and the entire course of the St. Lawrence River. The most prominent feature of the map is the very large inset of the 1744 Bellin version of the Great Lakes. The wonderful cartouche features the title on a blanket draped over a wooden canoe, which appears beside a threatening beaver. This is the second state of the map, naming three islands in James Bay.
See also lot 773 for Karpinski's reference work on Michigan, which references this lot.
Condition Description: On watermarked paper with one tiny rust spot and a few tiny professionally repaired centerfold separations at top.
Ref: Kershaw #355; Pedley #459; Sellers and Van Ee #61; Karpinski p.141-42; McCorckle #755.36.