Auction 117, Lot 110

"Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale qui comprend le Canada, la Louisiane, le Labrador, le Groenland, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Floride &c.", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Canada

Period: 1771 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Moderne ou collection de Cartes sur toutes les Parties du Globe Terrestre

Color: Hand Color

17 x 11.8 inches
43.2 x 30 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 deg. 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. The map has full borders and stands on its own without the other sheet.

References: Kershaw #473; McCorkle #771.2

Condition: A

Very good, dark impression with original outline color. There is a little bit of archival hinge remnant on the top, blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/6/2006