Auction 91, Lot 85

"Carte des parties Nord et Ouest de l'Ameriques dressee d'apres les relations les plus authentiques",

Subject: North America

Period: 1777 (published)

Publication: Diderot's Encyclopedea

Color: Black & White

Size:
15.5 x 11.5 inches
39.4 x 29.2 cm

De Vaugondy's rendition of Samuel Engel's map of 1764. The Asian and American coast have been altered slightly. The myth of a Northwest Passage continues to persist, here linking the "Detroit d Anian" with "L. Ouipipigon" by a system of rivers and a large "Lac des Conibas". There is also a "Riviere coulante a l'Ouest" which connects to another large lake "L. des Tahuglanuks". The Alaska peninsula is shown as a series of large islands. Ref: Pedley #453, Portinaro & Knirsch #155. Faint ink offsetting which can easily be erased and a short binding tear in margin, well away from image.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/14/2000

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