Auction 125, Lot 130

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

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada - Great Lakes

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.7 x 19 inches
60.2 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 second state of the map.

References: Kershaw #355; Pedley #459; Sellers and Van Ee #61.

Condition: A

Fine impression on a sturdy sheet with full original margins that are slightly soiled.

Estimate: $850 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/24/2008

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