"Partie Orientale du Canada, avec la Nouvelle Angleterre, l'Acadie, et la Terre-Neuve", D'Anville/Santini
Subject: Colonial New England & Canada
Period: 1776 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
22.7 x 19.2 inches
57.7 x 48.8 cm
First state of this lovely, large map covering New England, the St. Laurence River, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Fine detail of the boundaries, towns and cities, harbors, bays, rivers and lakes, Indian tribal territory, fishing grounds and place names. The map is partially based on the cartography of Bellin and Robert de Vaugondy. The large cartouche, featuring a ferocious-looking beaver, is copied from De Vaugondy's 1755 map of Canada and the Great Lakes.
References: Kershaw #713; McCorkle #776.4; Sellers & Van Ee #138.
Fine impression and color with wide margins. Damp stain in margin, well away from map. Hinge remnants in upper margin.