"Partie Orientale du Canada, avec la Nouvelle Angleterre, l'Acadie, et la Terre-Neuve", D'Anville/Santini
Subject: Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada
Period: 1776 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel...
Color: Hand Color
22.9 x 19.1 inches
58.2 x 48.5 cm
This large, attractive map covers New England, the St. Laurence River, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. It presents good detail of boundaries, towns and cities, harbors, bays, rivers and lakes, Indian tribal territory, and fishing grounds. Though crediting D'Anville, the map is also partially based on the cartography of Bellin and Robert de Vaugondy. The large cartouche, featuring a ferocious-looking beaver, is copied from Robert de Vaugondy's 1755 map of Canada and the Great Lakes. This is the second state, with the plate number removed from the top right corner.
References: Kershaw #714; McCorkle #776.4; Phillips (A) #647-47; Sellers & Van Ee #138.
A nice impression on a bright sheet with an "Imperial VO" watermark and light toning along the centerfold, minor offsetting, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 2" into image at bottom.