Auction 121, Lot 82

"Amerique Septentrionale, dressee sur les Relations plus modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs…", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: North America

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23 x 18.8 inches
58.4 x 47.8 cm

This is the second state of this handsome map of the continent. The colonial possessions are well defined and there are numerous Indian names throughout the Mississippi River valley and New Mexico, while the West is largely blank. In the Pacific Northwest, the Entrée decouvert par Martin d'Aquilar is shown alluding to a possible Northwest Passage. The large title cartouche is located in the upper left and features a river, Native Americans and a crocodile.

References: Pedley #448.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sturdy sheet with a couple insignificant flecks of foxing, and a light stain under the cartouche.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/26/2007