"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
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.
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.