"Partie de l'Amerique Septent? qui Comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Subject: Northeastern United States & Canada, Great Lakes
Period: 1799 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
23.8 x 19.1 inches
60.5 x 48.5 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 beside a threatening beaver. This is the fourth state according to Kershaw and a state in between the fourth and fifth states described by Pedley, with Groux credited as engraver at the bottom left of the title cartouche and the privilege and date removed from the title.
References: Pedley #459; Karpinski p.141-42; Kershaw #357; McCorkle #755.36.
A nice impression and original outline color on a watermarked sheet with minor offsetting and a few faint spots.