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Auction 104, Lot 121

"Canada, Louisiane, Possessions Angl?", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 9.5 inches
29 x 24.1 cm
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First state of this interesting map of the colonial possessions of England, France and Spain in North America. A large inset map covers the west coast and is most notable for its depiction of two remarkable cartographic misconceptions; a huge Mer de l' Ouest or Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage through a system of rivers and lakes connecting Hudson Bay with the Pacific based on the fictitious discoveries of Admiral de Font. Decorated with a fine title cartouche.

References: McCorkle, #762-3; Pedley, #449; Sellers & Van Ee #96.

Condition: A

Short separation on fold in bottom margin, with some minor soil.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/10/2003