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Auction 191, Lot 131

"Carte Generale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Angleterre etc. par le Sr. d'Anville", D'Anville/Santini

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1776 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel...

Color: Hand Color

25.7 x 18.9 inches
65.3 x 48 cm
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This striking map is an Italian edition of d'Anville's map, published in the first year of the American Revolution. The map is filled with detail of rivers and topography, with particular focus on the Great Lakes. Lake Superior is shown attached to a convoluted river system reaching across the continent, reminiscent of the Riviere Longue of Baron Lahontan's memoirs. On the Gulf Coast the region of Tecas (Texas) is named with a nearby note about the Atac-apa tribe of Indians, who are noted as Antrophages (Cannibals) and Indiens errans (Wild Indians). The inset at lower right is a detailed map of Hudson and Baffin Bays illustrating Christopher Middleton's discoveries in 1742 in his search for the fabled Northwest Passage.

References: McCorkle #776.3; Phillips (A) #647-45; Sellers & Van Ee #136.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with contemporary outline color in the map and later color in the cartouche, on a bright sheet with the watermarks of three crescent moons and the initials "AS." There are a few faint spots in the map. There is a grayish shadow along the centerfold that is caused by our scanner and does not appear on the map itself.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/8/2023