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Auction 115, Lot 116

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

Subject: Canada

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 14.8 inches
43.9 x 37.6 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+

Attractive later color.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/21/2006