"Partie de l'Amerique Septent? qui Comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Subject: Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada, Great Lakes
Period: 1755 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
23.9 x 18.8 inches
60.7 x 47.8 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 third state according to both Kershaw and Pedley, with the boundaries of the province of Quebec added per the Treaty of Paris, published circa 1768.
References: Pedley #459; Karpinski p.141-42; Kershaw #356; McCorckle #755.36.
On heavy, watermarked paper with minor light foxing and a short fold separation at bottom, not entering image. Verso stained from a previous framing with remnants of hinge tape at top.