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Auction 118, Lot 206

"Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada avec l'Isle de Terre-Neuve et de Nouvelle Ecosse, Acadie et Nouv. Angleterre…", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1756 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 22.5 inches
49.5 x 57.2 cm

This is a handsome map of Maine and northeastern Canada, including Nova Scotia, Labrador and Newfoundland. This is the second state of the map originally drawn by Seutter and engraved by Lotter, with the title cartouche changed to replace Seutter's name with Lotter. The map's vertical format elongates the geography, distorting Newfoundland and showing the St. Lawrence River running nearly north-south. It is very detailed, especially along the coastlines and rivers, with many place names noted, both European and Indian. At bottom right is a scene with several sailing ships. At top left is a huge decorative title cartouche featuring allegorical figures, Indian chiefs, explorers, mapmakers, a fleet of ships, fishermen and wildlife.

References: Kershaw #344; Moreland and Bannister, p. 90.

Condition: A+

Superb impression and original color.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 3/6/2007