Vaugondy Map of Canada, 1755
Partie De L'Amerique Septent? Qui comprend La Nouvelle France ou Le Canada...
Rare and important map of New England and Eastern Canada on the eve of the French and Indian War showing the remaining settlements of the French. The former colony of Acadia is also labelled Nouvelle Ecosse (Nova Scotia). An inset map of the Great Lakes includes improvements to Lake Ontario but Lake Huron is naively drawn.
The map was compiled and drawn by Didier Robert de Vaugondy (ca. 1723-1786), Geographer to the French king, and was included in his Atlas Universal of 1757.
60 x 47 cm map on a 63 x 50.5 sheet of hand-made rag paper. Large cartouche at lower right includes a Newfoundland dory and a beaver.