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Auction 109, Lot 93

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

Subject: North America

Period: 1772 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15 x 11.5 inches
38.1 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 that is located near a remnant of Lanhotan's R. Longue. Alaska is shown as a series of large islands. California is labeled Grand Quivira.

References: Pedley #453; Portinaro & Knirsch #155

Condition: A

Very faint offsetting, else fine. Binding trim replaced to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/1/2004