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Auction 164, Lot 77

"Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Relations les Plus Modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs, ou se Remarquent. Les Etats Unis", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.2 x 18.9 inches
58.9 x 48 cm
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This is the sixth state of this handsome chart of North America with the removal of "ordinaire du Roi" from the title. The geography is identical to that of the fifth state, which presented several new elements including I. Shelrock, the Bermudas, and several place names along the East Coast. Most importantly, it delineates the new United States. It also improves the configuration of the Great Lakes after d'Anville (originally drawn on the Bellin model). The large inset Partie Nord-Quest de l'Amerique shows the northwest region with much of the mythical cartography of the day including Lake de Fonte (Sea of the West) and the River of the West, which flows to the Pacific from a large salt lake, Tahuglauks. The decorative title cartouche balances the inset in the opposite upper corner.

References: Pedley #450.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with light scattered foxing and minor soiling.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 9/13/2017