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Auction 188, Lot 84

"Carte qui Contient la Maniere dont se Fait la Chasse des Boeufs Sauvages et des Elans, le Grand Saut de la Riviere de Niagara, la Danse du Calumet avec sa Description", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Colonial North America, Native Americans

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 14.5 inches
42.7 x 36.8 cm
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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.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on a sheet with a Strasburg bend and lily watermark. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/22/2022