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Auction 118, Lot 138

"America Settentrionale", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: North America

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
19.1 x 15.2 cm

Charming, small map of all of North America from a later 18th century, Italian edition of Robert de Vaugondy's Nouvel Atlas Portatif. California appears correctly as a peninsula with the region above completely empty save for the title block. The Ohio River is named Ouabaches here, and the Great Lakes are beginning to take a defined shape, but the lower peninsula of Michigan has still not gotten its 'mitten' shape. Hudson Bay has a rather crude shape, and it also has a passage to the west that indicates a potential Northwest Passage.

References: cf Pedley #3446.

Condition: A

Nice impression with minor foxing confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/6/2007

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