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Sanson's map of Canada with an early depiction of the Great Lakes

SANSON, Nicolas.

Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c... 1656.
Paris, Pierre Mariette, c.1662. Fine original colour. 405 x 545mm.

A scarce map of the French possessions in North America, the first map to show Lake Erie in a recognisable form, although the western lakes are still open-ended. A North West Passage is suggested running from Butons Bay. On the St Lawrence Montreal, built by the French c.1642, appears. New York is still named 'Nouvelle Amsterdam', as it was not captured by the English until 1662.
Engraved by Jan van Somer, this map was the standard for the next fifty years. First published in 1656 as a separate-issue map, this example comes from Sanson's Atlas 'Les Cartes Générales de toutes parties du Monde', first issued 1658. A very fine example.

BURDEN: 318, second state of three, with Mariette's name but without plate number '2' added c.1667.
Stock ID : 20881

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Stock Id :20881

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Sanson's map of Canada with an early depiction of the Great Lakes

SANSON, Nicolas.

Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c... 1656.
Paris, Pierre Mariette, c.1662. Fine original colour. 405 x 545mm.

A scarce map of the French possessions in North America, the first map to show Lake Erie in a recognisable form, although the western lakes are still open-ended. A North West Passage is suggested running from Butons Bay. On the St Lawrence Montreal, built by the French c.1642, appears. New York is still named 'Nouvelle Amsterdam', as it was not captured by the English until 1662.
Engraved by Jan van Somer, this map was the standard for the next fifty years. First published in 1656 as a separate-issue map, this example comes from Sanson's Atlas 'Les Cartes Générales de toutes parties du Monde', first issued 1658. A very fine example.

BURDEN: 318, second state of three, with Mariette's name but without plate number '2' added c.1667.
Stock ID : 20881

£3,400

£3,400

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