VAUGONDY MAP OF CANADA AND THE GREAT LAKES
Partie de L'Amerique Septent qui comprend La Nouvelle France ou le Canada
Original outline color. Excellent condition.
1755 was one of the most significant years in the history of mapmaking. John Mitchell’s and Lewis Evans’ maps were both published that year along with scores of English and French works which made territorial claims for their countries. Vaugondy’s L’Amerique Septent... was one of these important maps produced just prior to the French and Indian War. The large inset map of the Great Lakes provides one of the best delineations of the region at the time and is one of the earliest to use the present names of all five lakes.
Karpinski, pp. 141-142; Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, #354, plate 235.
Inventory No. 7711