Auction 136, Lot 128

"Partie de l'Amerique Septent? qui comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 19 inches
60.5 x 48.3 cm

This is a handsome map of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and the entire course of the St. Lawrence River. The most prominent feature of the map is the very large inset of the 1744 Bellin version of the Great Lakes. The wonderful cartouche features the title on a blanket draped over a wooden canoe, which appears to be getting threatened by a fierce beaver. This is the second state of the map.

References: Kershaw #355; Pedley #459; Sellers and Van Ee #61.

Condition: B+

A few minor stains in the lower portion of the image, else very good.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/1/2011