Auction 111, Lot 88

"Description des Castors & de leur Industrie, des Canots, Habitations, Habillemens, Maniere de Vivre des Sauvages du Canada…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Canada

Period: 1719 (published)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

17 x 15 inches
43.2 x 38.1 cm

This is the famous beaver sheet from Volume Six of Chatelain's mammoth atlas. It contains descriptions and illustrations of beavers and their industry, and of the canoes, dwellings, hunting, fishing, clothes, customs and writing of the Canadian Indians. The large, ferocious beaver, is recognizable in later cartouches by Robert de Vaugondy, Santini and others.


Condition: A

Bit of faint foxing in wide margins, nor affection plate. Attractive later color.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/8/2005