Auction 92, Lot 407

"Description des Castors & de leur Industrie, des Canots, Habitations, Habillemens, Maniere de Vivre des Sauvages du Canada…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Black & White

17 x 15 inches
43.2 x 38.1 cm

An interesting sheet of French text describing the customs of the Canadian Native Americans. The sheet includes several engravings of the people engaged in various activities; hunting, fishing, canoeing, marriage and burial ceremonies, etc. There is also a large, ferocious beaver, recognizable in later cartouches by de Vaugondy, Santini and others.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/13/2000