Auction 104, Lot 128

"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.

Condition: A

Fine impression and color with wide margins. Damp stain in margin, well away from map. Hinge remnants in upper margin.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/10/2003