Auction 127, Lot 124

"Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, la Floride, la Virginie, Pensilvanie, Caroline, Nouvelle Angleterre et Nouvelle Yorck, l'Isle de Terre Neuve, la Louisiane et le cours de la Riviere de Misisipi", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: L'Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 9 inches
34.3 x 22.9 cm

This small map of Eastern North America shows French and English territorial claims from the French perspective. The British colonies are squeezed along the Atlantic seaboard, while France controls the entire interior. The Mississippi Valley is well delineated and there are numerous notations, locations of forts and Indian names. Simple title cartouche with a compass rose and rhumb lines in Atlantic finish the image. The map was engraved by Herman van Loon, a skilled engraved who worked for several important cartographers including Delisle and Nolin.

References: Karpinski, p. 124, pl. 9; McCorkle #702.2.

Condition: A

Attractive original outline color with a couple spots in the blank margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/25/2009