Auction 129, Lot 99

"Amerique Septentrionale, dressee sur les Relations plus modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs…", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: North America

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23 x 18.8 inches
58.4 x 47.8 cm

This is the second state of this handsome map of the continent with additional place names in Canada and updates in the Great Lakes region. The colonial possessions are well defined and dotted borders show the French claims prior to 1763. 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 alludes to a possible Northwest Passage. The large title cartouche is located in the upper left and features a river, Native Americans and a crocodile. There are two manuscript names written in brown ink on Nova Scotia.

References: Pedley #448.

Condition: B

Original outline color. There is an archival tape repair on a fold separation at bottom with minor tape stain on the verso.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/23/2009