Auction 157, Lot 141

"Partie Orientale du Canada, avec la Nouvelle Angleterre, l'Acadie, et la Terre-Neuve...", D'Anville/Santini

Subject: Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada

Period: 1776 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel...

Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.2 inches
57.9 x 48.8 cm

This large, attractive map covers New England, the St. Laurence River, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. It presents good detail of boundaries, towns and cities, harbors, bays, rivers and lakes, Indian tribal territory, and fishing grounds. Though crediting D'Anville, the map is also partially based on the cartography of Bellin and Robert de Vaugondy. The large cartouche, featuring a ferocious-looking beaver, is copied from Robert de Vaugondy's 1755 map of Canada and the Great Lakes. This is the second state, with the plate number removed from the top right corner.

References: Kershaw #714; McCorkle #776.4; Phillips (A) #647-47; Sellers & Van Ee #138.

Condition: A+

Clean and crisp with a lovely watermark in the fine paper.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $650

Closed on 5/4/2016