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Auction 130, Lot 136

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

Subject: Canada and Great Lakes

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Black & White

23.8 x 17.8 inches
60.5 x 45.2 cm
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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 threatened by a very fierce beaver. This is a state between the third and fourth noted by Kershaw; the privilege and date retained in the cartouche, but with Groux named as engraver of the cartouche. It was published prior to 1799.

References: cf Kershaw #356; Pedley #459; Sellers and Van Ee #61.

Condition: B+

Original outline color that is slightly faded. There is a tissue repair on a fold separation at top.

Estimate: $800 - $950


Closed on 12/2/2009