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Auction 100, Lot 87

"Amerique Septentrionale, dressee, sur les Relations les plus modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs, et divisee suivant les differentes possessions des Europeens", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: North America

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.1 x 18.8 inches
58.7 x 47.8 cm
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First state of this handsome map of the continent. The colonial possessions are well defined and there are numerous Indian names throughout the Mississippi River valley and New Mexico, while the west is largely blank. In the Pacific Northwest, the Entrée decouvert par Marin d'Aquilar is shown alluding to a possible Northwest Passage. The large title cartouche is located in the upper left and features a river, Native Americans and a crocodile.

References: Pedley #448.

Condition: B

Faint uneven toning, with damp stain in margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $950 - $1,000


Closed on 9/12/2002