Auction 134, Lot 120

"Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale qui comprend le Canada, la Louisiane, le Labrador, le Groenland, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Floride &c.", Bonne/Lattre

Subject: Canada and Greenland

Period: 1776 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Moderne ou collection de Cartes sur toutes les Parties du Globe Terrestre

Color: Hand Color

17 x 11.7 inches
43.2 x 29.7 cm

This interesting map covers eastern Canada and Greenland from the bottom of Hudson Bay, northward beyond the Arctic Circle to about 70° N. Latitude. It illustrates the French and English searches for the long-sought Northwest Passage to the rich trading markets of Asia. By the late 18th century the search was primarily concentrated in the extensive network of lakes and rivers that meandered through Canada. The link shown between Lake Winnipeg (Lac Ouinipigon) and Hudson Bay reflects some of the French exploration. There are several notations concerning British explorations in Hudson and Baffin Bay. A red dotted line encircles the Hudson Bay indicating the lands claimed by the Hudson Bay Company. There are many forts and native tribes noted. The map is decorated with a large title cartouche. This is the top sheet of a two-part map, but has full borders and stands on its own without the other sheet. Second state of the map with the addition of Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique at the top and a date of 1776.

References: Kershaw #474.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and original outline color with faint toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 12/1/2010