Auction 102, Lot 97

"Amerique Septentrionale dressee sur les Relations les plus modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs ou se remarquent les Etats Unis…", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: North America

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.1 x 19 inches
58.7 x 48.3 cm

Handsome chart with large and decorative cartouche. This is the later edition noted as State 6 by Pedley. The chart adds several elements including I. Shelrock, the Bermuda's, and cities along the east coast: New York, Newport, and Delaware. It also improves the configuration of the Great Lakes after d'Anville (previous states after Bellin). Large inset shows the northwest region with much of the mythical cartography of the day including Lake de Fonte and waterways to the Great Lakes.

References: Pedley #450; Sellers & Van Ee #8.

Condition: A

Good impression and color. A couple of small spots in map, still very good. Margins a little rough at sides. Soft crease at centerfold. On thick paper with watermark.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/5/2003

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