Auction 123, Lot 139

"Partie de l'Amerique Septent? qui comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada, Great Lakes

Period: 1755 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.5 x 19 inches
62.2 x 48.3 cm

This is a handsome map of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and the entire course of the St. Lawrence River. The most prominent feature of the map is the very large inset of the 1744 Bellin version of the Great Lakes. The wonderful cartouche features the title on a blanket draped over a wooden canoe, which appears to be getting threatened by a very fierce beaver. This is the fourth state of the map with Groux named as engraver of the cartouche.

References: Kershaw #357; Pedley #459.

Condition: A

A sound example on fine laid paper. There is a hint of irregular toning in the inset map, still very good with original outline color.

Estimate: $850 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 2/20/2008

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