Catalog Archive
Auction 135, Lot 116

"Golfe de St. Laurent, Isle et Bancs de Terre Neuve", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Canada

Period: 1749 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Portatif, Universel et Militaire

Color: Black & White

7.2 x 6.4 inches
18.3 x 16.3 cm

This is the second state of this finely engraved map with the page number "197" at upper right outside the neatline. The map covers the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Newfoundland with excellent depiction of the fishing banks complete with soundings. Names Isle Royal, Anti-costi, shows part of Nova Scotia and locates the village of Sauvage.

References: Kershaw #581; Pedley #464.

Condition: A+

Fine example on fine, unfolded paper with very wide margins and large watermark. Delicate outline hand coloring in limited areas. Very early impression with crisp lines and some text layout lines still visible. Expertly repaired edge tear in blank margin.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/16/2011