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Auction 132, Lot 121

"Carte Generale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Angleterre etc. par le Sr. d'Anville", D'Anville/Santini

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1776 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Black & White

25.8 x 18.8 inches
65.5 x 47.8 cm
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Published in the first year of the American Revolution, this is an Italian edition of d'Anville's map of Colonial America. It is filled with detail of rivers and topography, with particular focus on the Great Lakes. Lake Superior is shown attached to a convoluted river system reaching across the continent, reminiscent of the Riviere Longue of Baron Lahontan's memoirs. On the Gulf Coast the region of Tecas (Texas) is named with a nearby note about the Atac-apa tribe of Indians, who are noted as Antrophages (Cannibals) and Indiens errans. The inset at lower right is a detailed map of Hudson and Baffin Bays illustrating Christopher Middleton's discoveries in 1742 in his search for the fabled Northwest Passage.

References: McCorkle #776.3; Sellers & Van Ee #136.

Condition: A

Wide margins and thick hand laid paper with original outline coloring that is slightly faded.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100


Closed on 6/2/2010