Auction 127, Lot 86

"Amerique Septentrionale, dressee, sur les Relations les plus modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs, et divisee suivant les differentes possessions des Europeens", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: North America

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.1 x 18.8 inches
58.7 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 the Spanish possessions in New Mexico, while the rest of the western region 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: A

There are a few minor creases, else fine.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $550

Closed on 2/25/2009