Auction 147, Lot 114

"[On 3 Sheets of 4] Canada Louisiane et Terres Angloises", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Colonial United States & Canada

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General

Color: Black & White

21.9 x 18.8 inches
55.6 x 47.8 cm

This map covers the region from Labrador to the north of Florida, and from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean. It also extends to include the southern end of James Bay, and shows all of Great Lakes and the course of the St. Lawrence. The map provides early detail along the lower portion of the Missouri (alternately the "Pekitanoui") and the upper waters of the Mississippi. The Keweenaw peninsula is named as Kiaonan, and Isle Royale is called I. Minong. It is filled with scores of Indian tribes and villages named and located. The map was based in part on Mitchell's famous map of the United States which appeared earlier in the same year. D'Anville developed his version of the map with an emphasis on French influence on the area, omitting Mitchell's legend, references to English factories in the disputed trans-Allegheny area, and drew on French sources for additional details over the Mitchell map. The most obvious change, however, is the large inset of the St. Lawrence River basin ("Le Fleure Saint-Laurent"), which completely fills the lower right (not present in this example). D'Anville's usual, superb cartographic detail is seen throughout. A handsome cartouche designed by Gravelot fills the upper left of the map.

Issued on four sheets, with the three sheets covering the mainland present. The top left sheet measures 21.9 x 18.8", the top right sheet measures 22.5 x 18.8", and the bottom left sheet measures 25 x 15.3".

References: Sellers & Van Ee #17; Cumming (SE) #296;Tooley (Amer) p.316.

Condition: B+

On thick hand laid, watermarked paper with wide original margins. There is some light offsetting, faint centerfold toning, a few faint stains in the top left sheet, and a long vertical crease on the top right sheet.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 11/20/2013