Auction 117, Lot 127

"Partie de l'Amerique Septent? qui comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada - Great Lakes

Period: 1799 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 18.7 inches
59.7 x 47.5 cm

Handsome map of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and the entire course of the St. Lawrence River. The most prominent feature of the map is the very large inset of the 1744 Bellin version of the Great Lakes. The wonderful cartouche features the title on a blanket draped over a wooden canoe, which appears to be getting threatened by a very fierce beaver. This is the fourth state of the map with Groux as engraver of the cartouche.

References: Kershaw #357; Pedley #459.

Condition: A

Very nice with old color and a tiny bit of foxing, still very good.

Estimate: $850 - $1,000

Sold for: $525

Closed on 12/6/2006