"Description des Castors & de leur Industrie, des Canots, Habitations, Habillemens, Maniere de Vivre des Sauvages du Canada…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Period: 1719 (published)
Publication: Atlas Historique ou Nouvelle
Color: Hand Color
17 x 14.7 inches
43.2 x 37.3 cm
The famous beaver sheet from Volume Six of Chatelain's atlas. Descriptions and illustrations of beavers and their industry, and of the canoes, dwellings, hunting, fishing, clothes, and the customs and writing of the Canadian Indians. The large, ferocious beaver, is recognizable in later cartouches by de Vaugondy, Santini and others.
References: Phillips (A) #548-No.22.
Fluer-de-lys watermark. Evenly toned on a full sheet with good margins. Tissue repairs in margins.