Auction 91, Lot 54

"Carte qui Continent la Maniere Don’t se Fait la Chasse des Boeufs Souvages et des Elans, le Grand Saut de la Riviere de Niagara, la Danse du Calumet avec sa Description, et l'Esplication de Armoiries de Quelques Sauvauges du Canada",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.7 x 14.5 inches
42.4 x 36.8 cm

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. Beautifully colored.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/14/2000

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