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Auction 91, Lot 108

"Carte de la Nouvelle France, ou se voit le cours des Grandes Rivieres de S. Laurens & de Mississipi aujour d'hui S. Louis, Aux Environs desquelles se trouvent les Etats, Pays, Nations, Peuples & c…",

Subject: Colonial Canada and United States

Period: 1719 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.5 inches
57.2 x 49.5 cm

A one sheet version of the Nicholas De Fer's four-sheet map of 1718. It is a very handsome map and represents the most informative map of French possessions in North America in the early 18th century. Inset with very decorative cartouche style plan and view of Quebec. Louisiana and the Mississippi valley is based on De l'Isle's manuscript map of 1701. The geography of New England and Eastern Canada originates with Franquelin. Inset at top left is a large scale map of the Mississippi delta and Mobile Bay, based on the voyage of Le Moyne. The map is filled with wildlife, scenes of Indians hunting, Indian villages and notations, and the oceans are embellished with numerous ships, canoes and sea monsters. This map was copied by several cartographers thereafter. Manuscript ink on verso listing the 13 colonies with their populations, dated 1783. A few minor spots affecting title and top border and a bit of toning along fold. Still a very good example of this important map. $2,400 RESERVE


Condition: A

Estimate: $3,000 - $3,500

Sold for: $2,400

Closed on 6/14/2000