Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 88

"Amerique Septentrionale, Dressee, sur les Relations les Plus Modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs, et Divisee Suivant les Differentes Possessions des Europeens", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.1 x 18.9 inches
58.7 x 48 cm

This is the first state of this handsome map of the continent. The colonial possessions are well defined with interesting configurations. There are numerous Indian names throughout the Mississippi River valley and the Spanish possessions in New Mexico, while the rest of the western region is largely blank. In the Pacific Northwest, the Entrée decouvert par Martin d'Aquilar alludes to a possible Northwest Passage. The large title cartouche features a river, Native Americans and a crocodile.

References: Pedley #448.

Condition: A

Original outline color on sturdy, watermarked paper with very minor soiling and a bit of unobtrusive offsetting.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 2/17/2016