Auction 101, Lot 96

"Canada of Niew Vrankryk Getrokken uit verscheide Fransche, Engelsche, en Hollandsche Beschryvingen enz", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 8.2 inches
30.5 x 20.8 cm

Dutch derivative of Sanson's smaller version of Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c…, engraved by Anthony de Winter. The Great Lakes are based on Jesuit sources with Lake Superior and Lake Michigan open-ended in the west. The map covers from Virginia to Labrador with the British colonies confined along the eastern seaboard. Good detail of Indian tribal names and locations, again based on Jesuit information. Large strapwork title cartouche.

References: Kershaw #138.

Condition: A

Expert repair of tiny fold separations.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/4/2002