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Auction 144, Lot 49

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

Subject: Colonial United States & Canada, Great Lakes

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 18.5 inches
59.7 x 47 cm
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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 second state of the map, naming three islands in James Bay.

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

Condition: B+

On heavy watermarked paper with small centerfold separations at top and bottom repaired with archival material. There are two tiny holes in unengraved areas that have been professionally infilled.

Estimate: $800 - $950


Closed on 4/3/2013