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Lot 562

(N & S America) "Amerique Septentrionale…Par Le Sr. Robert DeVaugondy, fils de Mr. Robert…1750." Printed area 19" high x 23 1/4" wide with original outline color. In this finely drawn copperplate engraving, by Didier Robert DeVaugondy (1723-86), we see California as a huge peninsula along the Mexican coast. In the east, southernmost Florida seems to be dissolving into the Caribbean and farther north the Great Lakes, aptly named in this rendering, are giant inland seas.
In the American and Canadian interiors the Indian lands are named…Algonquins, Iroquois, Cheraquis, Osages, Sioux (eastern and western tribes), Apaches and many others. The Caribbean is fairly accurate but Mexico, rising far north almost to the 40th parallel, is somewhat thin in the south. Central America and the northern part of South America is also shown as are the Azores in the Atlantic. The black and white tropical motif cartouche portrays four adult natives and a child flanking an alligator in a stream.
This lovely and fascinating map is a premium copy in a superb state of preservation with full bodied bright paper and only slight age toning. Rare so nice!
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,800.

Realized $1,725

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