Auction 119, Lot 138

"Canada of Niew Vrankryk Getrokken uit verscheide Fransche, Engelsche, en Hollandsche Beschryvingen enz", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.7 x 8.2 inches
29.7 x 20.8 cm

Beautiful Dutch derivative of Sanson's smaller version of Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c…, engraved by Anthony de Winter. The Great Lakes are based on Jesuit sources with Lake Superior and Lake Michigan (Lac des Puans) open-ended in the west. The map details the area from Virginia to Labrador with the British colonies confined along the eastern seaboard with nice detail of the St. Lawrence River. The map is filled with Indian tribal names and locations, again based on Jesuit information, and graced with an elegantly designed cartouche.

References: Kershaw #138; cf Burden #325.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $750 - $950

Sold for: $650

Closed on 5/9/2007