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Auction 138, Lot 151

"Partie Orientale du Canada Traduitte de l'Anglois de la Carte de Jefferys …", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Eastern Canada & United States

Period: 1762 (published)

Publication: Atlas General Contenant le Detail des Quatre Parties du Monde

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 19.5 inches
59.7 x 49.5 cm

This is the first state of Le Rouge's rare map of northern New England and southeastern Canada. The map extends from Boston in the south to the mouth of St. Lawrence River in the north, and includes the Ile d'Anticosti, Nova Scotia, and the tip of Newfoundland (Isle de Terre Neuve). A table at left compares the coordinates of various locations from maps by different cartographers. Legends at top above neatline explain the changing boundary lines on the map based on the Treaties of Utrecht and Breda. In the US, only the Province of Maine is marked, with a number of coastal towns named. Numerous other forts, towns, rivers, lakes and Indian lands are named. The map is adorned with a compass rose and a vignette of Neptune with his chariot.

References: Kershaw #741; Phillips (Maps), p. 191.

Condition: B+

Original outline color on watermarked paper with wide margins and light toning and creasing along centerfold. There is a small abrasion along centerfold near the St. Lawrence River, and several chips and repaired tears in blank margins, far from map image, with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300


Closed on 12/7/2011