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Auction 132, Lot 89

"Amerique Septentrionale dressee sur les Relations les plus modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs ou se remarquent les Etats Unis…", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: North America

Period: 1783 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel…

Color: Hand Color

23 x 19 inches
58.4 x 48.3 cm
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Handsome chart of North America that adds several new elements including I. Shelrock, the Bermudas, and most importantly delineates the new United States. It also improves the configuration of the Great Lakes after d'Anville (originally drawn on the Bellin model). The large inset "Partie Nord-Quest de l'Amerique" shows the northwest region with much of the mythical cartography of the day including Lake de Fonte (Sea of the West) and the River of the West flows to the Pacific from a large salt lake, Tahuglauks. The decorative title cartouche balances the inset in the opposite upper corner.

This is an unrecorded state that is obviously later than State 6 as given by Pedley. In this example the line of text "Publiee en 1750 et Corrigee en 1783" which is directly above "Par le S. Robert de Vaugondy, Geographe" in State 6 has been completely removed.

References: Pedley #450; Sellers & Van Ee #8.

Condition: B+

A nice example on thick hand laid paper with wide margins. Centerfold split at bottom repaired on verso. Some marginal foxing marks and soiling, most at bottom. In the Atlantic are some physical score marks, probably from a child, which are not distracting. Shows well.

Estimate: $600 - $800


Closed on 6/2/2010