"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
23.5 x 18.6 inches
59.7 x 47.2 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 second state of the map, naming three islands in James Bay.
References: Kershaw #355; Pedley #459; Sellers and Van Ee #61; Karpinski p.141-42; McCorckle #755.36.
A nice impression with a couple of unobtrusive spots. There are old tape stains along the top edge of the sheet, and remnants of hinge tape on verso, all confined to the blank margins and not affecting the map.