"Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale qui comprend le Canada, la Louisiane, le Labrador, le Groenland, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Floride &c.", Bonne, Rigobert
Period: 1771 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Moderne
Color: Hand Color
17.1 x 12.7 inches
43.4 x 32.3 cm
This is the top sheet of a two-part map covering eastern Canada and Greenland from the bottom of Hudson Bay, northward beyond the Arctic Circle to about 70° N. Latitude. It includes an interesting depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay alluding to a possible passage to the Pacific. Decorated with a large title cartouche, uncolored. First state. The map has full borders and stands on its own without the other sheet.
References: Kershaw #473.
On thick paper with watermark. Original coloring. A little toning along centerfold, else very good.