Auction 112, Lot 93

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

Subject: North America

Period: 1772 (dated)

Publication: Diderot's Encyclopedia (Supplement)

Color: Hand Color

15 x 11.5 inches
38.1 x 29.2 cm

Gilles 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. The Northwest coast is labeled Grand Quivira and the entire west is labeled Allies des Sioux.

References: Pedley #453; Portinaro & Knirsch #158; Wheat #158.

Condition: A

Issued folding with normal binding trim in right margin.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/28/2005