Catalog Archive
Auction 151, Lot 77

"Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Relations les Plus Modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs, ou se Remarquent les Etats Unis", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: North America

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel…

Color: Hand Color

23 x 18.8 inches
58.4 x 47.8 cm

This is the fifth state of this handsome chart of North America that adds several new elements including I. Shelrock, the Bermudas, and most importantly delineates the new United States. It also improves the configuration of the Great Lakes after d'Anville (originally drawn on the Bellin model). The large inset Partie Nord-Quest de l'Amerique shows the northwest region with much of the mythical cartography of the day including Lake de Fonte (Sea of the West) and the River of the West flows to the Pacific from a large salt lake, Tahuglauks. The decorative title cartouche balances the inset in the opposite upper corner.

References: Pedley #450; cf. Sellers & Van Ee #8.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with light soiling and some minor creases. There are several short centerfold separations and a 2" tear in the Atlantic that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $650 - $800

Sold for: $425

Closed on 11/19/2014