Sale 610 Lot 34

* ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' (1697-1782). Amérique Septentrionale. Paris, 1746.

Engraved map of North America, hand-colored in outline, on 4 sheets joined as 2, overall image 900 x 1730 mm (overall sheet 916 x 1946 mm). Inset of Hudson and Baffin Bays, decorative cartouche depicting cherubs and a Native American. (Small paper flaw in Lake Michigan, some light spotting or offsetting.) D'Anville "dominated not only French but all contemporary geographers…His representation of the Great Lakes is superior to that of his contemporary, John Mitchell" (Tooley, America p. 316-7).

Estimate $600-800

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