Auction 160, Lot 135

"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

23.8 x 19 inches
60.5 x 48.3 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: Kershaw #356; Pedley #459; Karpinski p.141-42; McCorckle #755.36.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with light scattered foxing, minor offsetting, and two tiny tears running parallel to the centerfold near the middle of the image.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/16/2016