Auction 110, Lot 81

"Amerique Septentrionale dressee sur les Relations les plus modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs ou se remarquent les Etats Unis…", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: North America

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel…

Color: Hand Color

23 x 19 inches
58.4 x 48.3 cm

Handsome chart of North America with a large inset of the northwest region with much of the mythical cartography of the day including Lake de Fonte (Sea of the West) and waterways to the Great Lakes and Tahuglauks noted as a large salt lake from which the River of the West flows to the Pacific. This is the later edition noted as State 6 by Pedley. This version adds several new elements including I. Shelrock, the Bermudas, and most importantly delineates the new United States. It also improves the configuration of the Great Lakes after d'Anville (originally drawn on the Bellin model). The large title cartouche balances the inset in the opposite upper corner.

References: Pedley #450; Sellers & Van Ee #8.

Condition: A

Old tissue repair of small split on lower centerfold.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/2/2005