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Auction 100, Lot 496

"Carte Qui Contient la Maniere dont se Fait la Chasse des Boeufs Sauvages et des Elans, le Grand Saut de la Rivere de Niagara, la Danse du Calumet avec sa Description, et l'Explication de Armoiries de Quelques Sauvages du Canada", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

17 x 14.5 inches
43.2 x 36.8 cm

A very unique sheet of various engravings concerning Native American customs and indigenous animals in North America. Includes a large view of an American buffalo and a grand view of Niagara Falls. At center is a table with engravings of various Indian activities, weapons and ceremonies. Most interesting are the engravings identified as the coat of arms of the Indian Nations. Sheet contains extensive explanation in French text.

References: Phillips (A) #548.

Condition: A

Couple of old repairs in blank margins and very faint toning of fold, overall very good with lovely color.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/12/2002