Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 114

"Carte du Nouveau Continent selon sa plus grande longeur diametrale depuis la Riv. de la Plata jusqu'au dela du Lac des Assiniboins", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1749 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Naturelle

Color: Black & White

7 x 8.5 inches
17.8 x 21.6 cm

An interesting map with the North-South and East-West axis at oblique angles to the continents. In North America, the Pacific Northwest coastline is not depicted and a series of rivers and lakes make up a Northwest Passage. At upper right, inside the neatline is "2.e Carte pag. 206." This map is given a full-page illustration in Pedley's book on page 94 and is discussed in her chapter "Maps that Illustrate and Teach."

References: Pedley #18.

Condition: A

Fine impression on hand laid paper with original margins. A little light foxing in margins, with just a hint in few areas of map.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/6/2007