Auction 96, Lot 121

"Carte Generale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Angleterre etc. par le Sr. d'Anville", D'Anville/Santini

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1776 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25.7 x 18.8 inches
65.3 x 47.8 cm

Uncommon copper engraved map based on the cartography of D'Anville in the first year of the American Revolution. Large inset of northeastern Canada and Greenland. A great amount of detail throughout, especially in the Mississippi and Missouri river area. West of Lake Superior is a lake and river system with a notation indicating the possibility of a Northwest Passage. The large, decorative title cartouche is uncolored as issued.

References: McCorkle #776.3; Sellers & Van Ee #136.

Condition: A

Beautifully engraved on thick hand-laid paper with watermark. Short split at top and bottom centerfold with no loss. Some foxing in margins.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $850

Closed on 9/12/2001