Auction 124, Lot 106

"Nova Scotia, Newfoundland &cc.", Cary, John

Subject: Canada

Period: 1816 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11 x 9 inches
27.9 x 22.9 cm

Lovely early 19th century map centered on the Gulf of St. Laurence. Prince Edward Island is still named St. John's Island. The important fishing banks including Sable, Green, Whale, the Banquerrea, and the Great Bank of Newfoundland are located. Precisely engraved and finished with original pastel coloring. A pair of distance scales and a simple, oval title cartouche decorate the map.


Condition: B+

A light damp stain in lower left corner, confined to the margins. Map image is near fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/7/2008