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Auction 115, Lot 102

"Canada, Louisiane, Etats-Unis", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche

Subject: Canada & United States

Period: 1795 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 9.4 inches
28.7 x 23.9 cm

This is the uncommon third state of this map that first appeared in 1762. The title has been amended to acknowledge the new United States and to include the imprint of Delamarche. A large inset map covers the west coast and is most notable for its depiction of two remarkable cartographic misconceptions; a huge Mer de l' Ouest or Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage through a system of rivers and lakes connecting Hudson Bay with the Pacific based on the fictitious discoveries of Admiral de Font.

References: McCorkle, #762-3; Pedley, #449.

Condition: B

Extraneous crease along centerfold. Bit of light soil and foxing, mostly in blank margins.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/21/2006