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Auction 188, Lot 79

Price Reduced by $50

"Amerique Septentrionale, Dressee, sur les Relations les Plus Modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs, et Divisee Suivant les Differentes Possessions des Europeens", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 18.9 inches
59.2 x 48 cm
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This is the first state of this handsome map of the continent. The colonial possessions are well defined with interesting configurations. There are numerous Indian names throughout the Mississippi River valley and the Spanish possessions in New Mexico, while the rest of the western region is largely blank. In the Pacific Northwest, the Entrée decouvert par Martin d'Aquilar alludes to a possible Northwest Passage. The large title cartouche features a river, Native Americans, and a crocodile.

References: Pedley #448.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a sheet with a Society of Jesus (IHS) watermark. There is minor offsetting and a 3.5" centerfold separation at bottom that has been repaired with archival materials on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 6/22/2022