Auction 148, Lot 73

"L'Amerique", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 9.4 inches
22.4 x 23.9 cm

This handsome small map of the Americas is sparsely detailed, but interesting nonetheless. The western coast of North America is truncated with a partial coastline and a notation indicating a possible Northwest Passage per the supposed discoveries of Admiral de Fonte. The British Colonies are confined east of the Mississippi River. This is the second state with the date removed from the cartouche and the comment concerning the discoveries of Admiral de Fonte added, published by Fortin.

References: Pedley #21.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on bluish watermarked paper with ample margins and a couple spots of minor soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/19/2014