Catalog Archive
Auction 102, Lot 546

"Description des Castors & de leur Industrie, des Canots, Habitations, Habillemens, Maniere de Vivre des Sauvages du Canada…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Miscellany

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.

Condition: A

Fluer-de-lys watermark. Evenly toned on a full sheet with good margins. Tissue repairs in margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/5/2003