Auction 156, Lot 140

"Partie Occidentale du Canada, Contenant les Cinq Grands Lacs, avec les Pays Circonvoisins", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Great Lakes

Period: 1775 (circa)

Publication: Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.6 x 8.4 inches
32 x 21.3 cm

This is the first state of one of the most interesting maps of the Great Lakes depicting frontier forts, missions, and fur trade routes. It covers the region from James Bay south to show Ft. St. Louis, and from Lake Ontario through the Great Plains. It contains numerous Indian tribe names and forts including Detroit, St. Louis, Toronto and Chicagou. Lake Superior contains Isle Royale, as well as the phantom islands of St. Anne, Maurepas and Ponchartrain, which were reported by the Jesuit explorer Charlevoix. The Keweenaw Peninsula is noted as Pt. de Kiaonan. The source of the Mississippi is noted as inconue or unknown. Engraved by Andre.

References: Kershaw #973; Sellers and Van Ee #173.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light offsetting and toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/17/2016

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