"[Lot of 4] Golfe de St. Laurent, Isle et Bancs de Terre Neuve [and] Partie du Canada ou se trouvent le Fleuve St. Laurent et la Nouvelle Ecosse [and] Isle Royale [and] Bayes d'Hudson et de Baffins et Terre de Labrador", Robert de Vaugondy
Period: 1760 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Portatif
Color: Hand Color
7 x 6.5 inches
17.8 x 16.5 cm
Nice matching lot of four copper engraved charts by de Vaugondy which describe the Maritimes and the St. Laurence River basin. Each is approximately the size given.
1) This 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. This map first appeared in the Atlas Portatif, dated 1749. This is a later state with the date erased from the plate and the page number 101 at top right outside the neatline.
2) This map is centered on Quebec and details the St. Lawrence River and its gulf to include Nova Scotia, Anti-costi and part of Isle Royale. The area shown includes a large region named Nouvelle Ecosse, which appears to have absorbed present-day Maine and New Hampshire. The area of present-day Nova Scotia is named Acadie. Page number "99" at upper right outside of neatline. Beautiful impression.
3) Highly detailed map of Cape Breton Island with excellent detail of fiords and inland waterways. Many coastal place names. Locates Fort Dauphin, St. Anne, forests, and watershed. Page number "102" at upper right outside of neatline. Very strong, early impression.
4) This map covers a wide region to include Hudson Bay and Labrador, and east to show the Bay of Baffin, James Islands and part of Greenland. Page number "104" at upper right outside of neatline. Beautiful impression.
References: 1) cf Kershaw #580; Pedley #464, 2) Pedley #467, 3) Pedley #463, 4) Pedley #461.
Beautiful impression on unfolded hand laid paper with wide margins. Number four with uncommon watermark in script lettering.