Auction 91, Lot 112

"Partie de l'Amerique Septent? Qui comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada…",

Subject: Colonial Canada and United States

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.7 x 18.8 inches
60.2 x 47.8 cm

This is the first state of this map depicting Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and the entire course of the St. Lawrence River. It includes a very large inset of the 1744 Bellin version of the Great Lakes. The large decorative cartouche features a beaver. The first state is identifiable by the fact that only "Danby" and "Red I." appear in James Bay and "Ft. de la Presque Isle" is engraved perpendicular to the shore of Lake Erie. Ref: Kershaw #354; Pedley #459. Very fine impression and original color.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $850

Closed on 6/14/2000

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