Auction 107, Lot 79

"Carte des Parties Nord et Ouest de l'Amerique…", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: North America

Period: 1764 (dated)


Color: Black & White

14.5 x 11.5 inches
36.8 x 29.2 cm

Robert De Vaugondy's rendition of Samuel Engel's map of 1764 with the Asian and American coasts slightly altered. The myth of a Northwest Passage continues to persist, here linking the Detroit d Anian with Lac Michinipi by a system of rivers and a large Lac des Conibas. There is also a River of the West that connects to another large lake, L. des Tahuglanuks. The Alaska peninsula is shown as a series of large islands. California here called Grand Quivira.

References: Pedley #453, Portinaro & Knirsch #155.

Condition: B

Slight toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/9/2004