Auction 119, Lot 134

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

Subject: Canada and Greenland

Period: 1776 (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° N. Latitude. The map has full borders and stands on its own without the other sheet. It includes an interesting depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay alluding to a possible Northwest Passage to the Pacific. There are many forts and native tribes noted. The map is decorated with a large title cartouche. Second state of the map with the addition of Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique at the top and a date of 1776.

References: Kershaw #474.

Condition: B

Light toning and foxing confined primarily to the blank margins. A small piece of the bottom, blank margin is gone, well away from map. Hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/9/2007