"Carte qui Contient la Maniere dont se Fait la Chasse des Boeufs Sauvages et des Elans, le Grand Saut de la Riviere de Niagara...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Colonial North America, Native Americans
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique…
Color: Black & White
16.9 x 14.5 inches
42.9 x 36.8 cm
A very unique sheet of various engravings concerning Native American customs and indigenous animals in North America. Includes a large view of an American buffalo and a grand view of Niagara Falls. At center is a table with engravings of various Indian activities, weapons and ceremonies. Most interesting are the engravings identified as the coat of arms of the Indian Nations. Sheet contains extensive explanation in French text.
A dark impression on a clean, bright sheet with a Strasburg Lily watermark and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.