Auction 137, Lot 146

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

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1799 (published)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.7 x 18.6 inches
60.2 x 47.2 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 threatened by a fierce beaver. This is the fourth state of the map.

References: Kershaw #357; Pedley #459; Sellers and Van Ee #61.

Condition: A

Wide margins and heavy, watermarked paper. A few short tears in blank margins closed on verso with archival tape, and a short centerfold split has been reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $950


Closed on 9/14/2011