Auction 107, Lot 99

"[On two sheets] Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale qui comprend le Canada, la Louisiane, le Labrador, le Groenland, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Floride &c.", Bonne/Lattre

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1771 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Moderne

Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 11.6 inches
43.7 x 29.5 cm

Finely engraved pair of maps covering the Eastern parts of North America. The first map covers eastern Canada and Greenland from the bottom of Hudson Bay, northward beyond the Arctic Circle to about 70 deg. N. Latitude. It includes an interesting depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay alluding to a possible passage to the Pacific. The second map covers French Louisiane and the British Colonies with their western boundary on the Mississippi River. Nice detail, particularly of the French forts and Indian villages. Fine decorative title cartouche on first map.

References: Kershaw #473; McCorkle #771.2.

Condition: A

Minor damp stain in top margins. Attractive original color.

Estimate: $700 - $750

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/9/2004