Auction 171, Lot 131

"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: 1768 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 18.8 inches
60.5 x 47.8 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. According to Pedley, this is the third state of the map with the 1755 date removed from the cartouche and the addition of Nouvelle Ecosse and Jamess [sic] Bay.

References: Pedley #459; McCorkle #755.36; cf. Kershaw #357; cf. Sellers and Van Ee #61; cf. Karpinski p.141-42.

Condition: A

On a watermarked sheet with a few minor spots in the image. There are professional repairs to chips in the top corners of the sheet, far from the map image.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/6/2019