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Auction 164, Lot 76

"Amerique Septentrionale", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Portatif Universel et Militaire

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 6.2 inches
19.3 x 15.7 cm
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This nice small map of the continent depicts political boundaries. The British colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard, and there is a very large Louisiane. The Ohio River is labeled R. des Ouabaches. Above the peninsula of California, the entire Northwest coast is blank. There is an open-ended bay in Hudson Bay leaving open the possibility of the Northwest Passage. Simple block title cartouche.

References: Pedley #446.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with attractive color and one small spot of foxing in the North Atlantic and a tiny, professionally repaired tear just south of Cuba. There is minor toning and soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/13/2017