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Auction 94, Lot 101

"Partie De L'Amerique Septent?", Lotter, Tobias Conrad

Subject: Canada

Period: 1756 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 22.7 inches
49.5 x 57.7 cm
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A beautiful map of Northeastern Canada, including Nova Scotia, Labrador and Newfoundland. This is the second state of the map originally drawn by Seutter and engraved by Lotter, with Lotter’s imprint. The map's vertical format elongates the geography and distorts Newfoundland. The St. Lawrence River runs nearly north-south. It is very detailed, especially along the coastlines and rivers. Many place names, both European and Indian. At bottom right is a scene with several sailing ships. At top left is a huge decorative title cartouche featuring allegorical figures, Indian chiefs, explorers, mapmakers, a fleet of ships, fishermen and wildlife.

References: Kershaw #344; Moreland and Bannister, p. 90.

Condition: B

Mild toning on centerfold with nice impression in cartouches.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600

Sold for: $800

Closed on 3/7/2001