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Auction 91, Lot 106

"Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, la Floride, la Virginie, Pensilvanie, Caroline, Nouvelle Angleterre et Nouvelle Yorck, l'Isle de Terre Neuve, la Louisiane et le cours de la Riviere de Misisipi",

Subject: Colonial Canada and United States

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: L'Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 9 inches
34.3 x 22.9 cm

This small map of Eastern North America shows French and English territorial claims from the French prospective. The British colonies are squeezed along the Atlantic seaboard. While France controls the entire interior. The Mississippi valley is well delineated and there are numerous notes, locations of forts and Indian names. Simple title cartouche with compass rose and rhumb lines in Atlantic. The map was engraved by Herman van Loon, a skilled engraved who worked for several important cartographers including De l'Isle and Nolin. Included with the map is a sheet of French text, describing the map. The Ref: Karpinski, p. 124, pl. 9.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $850 - $950

Sold for: $950

Closed on 6/14/2000