Uncommon First State
"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 first state of the map according to Kershaw, with only "Danby" and "Red I." indicated in James Bay in the top left corner of the map.
References: Kershaw #354; Pedley #459; Karpinski p.141-42; McCorkle #755.36.
On a sheet of wide, watermarked paper with faint offsetting and a few spots of foxing. There is light toning along sheet edges.