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L' Amerique Dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie,: revue et augmentee par Mr. Brion, Ingenieur Geographe du Roy a Paris, chez D
L' Amerique Dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie,: revue et augmentee par Mr. Brion, Ingenieur Geographe du Roy a Paris, chez D
This is a map of the Americas with the northwestern part of North America left undefined. It shows more large lakes to the west of the Great Lakes and a river route to the Pacific, which was believed to exist. Elevation is shown with hachures. Stippling is used to show fishing banks off the east coast of Newfoundland. The map has 16 sailing ships placed throughout the oceans. The title appears within an illustrated cartouche in the lower left. The map is placed between panels of text on either side. James W. Macnutt Collection.
L'ACADIE
L'ACADIE
Period designation 18th century. The map shows bodies of water such as Baye Francoise, villages, towns, cities, mountains, trees, islands, and banks., Description 5 L'ACADIE, Robert de Vaugondy (1686-1766) 18th century
Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, la Floride, la Virginie, Pensilvanie, Caroline, Nouvelle Angleterre et Nouvelle Yorck, l'Isle de
Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, la Floride, la Virginie, Pensilvanie, Caroline, Nouvelle Angleterre et Nouvelle Yorck, l'Isle de
This item is a rectangular copper engraving of a map of North America, from the Mississipi to the Atlantic, with separate descriptive text from the "Atlas Curieux" displayed above. A box at the right edge of the map gives coordinates of Quebec, the mouth of the Mississippi, la Havane, and Plaisance, Newfoundland. The map shows the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and Canada, including Newfoundland and Labrador; the Gulf of Mexico; and the Caribbean Islands. It shows Florida, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, the Great Lakes and Quebec. Florida, the Caribbean Islands, and the top of Cuba are outlined in green; New England States, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia are outlined in beige; Newfoundland and New France, including Louisiana, are edged in light yellow. Mountians are shown pictorially. The map shows the locations of forts and has tiny illustrations of buildings at some settlements, such as Quebec City. It uses stippling and labels to show the fishing banks off the coasts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The map has a compass rose with rhumb lines and, below the title, a bar scale in French units. The title appears inside a rectangular cartouche. James W. Macnutt Collection. Additional associations Frame HF.94.84.5 A, Taped to the back of the frame, there are two separate paper clippings containing descriptions of the map. The text of the first clipping is transcribed here: FER, N de. Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, la Floride, la Virginie, Pensilvanie, Caroline, Nouvelle Angleterre et Nouvelle Yorck, l'Isle de Terre Neuve, la Louisiane et le Cours de la Riviere de Misisipi, Paris 1700+ (23.3x34.2). For its time and size this map contains a lot of inland detail as far west as the Mississippi, principally based on the French discoveries. The five Great Lakes are interesting because they do not appear to conform to any of the conventional early configurations, yet are well defined, as is the Mississippi. There are, however, some curious errors such as the mouth of the Mississippi being too far west. Various historical notes are interesting including the discovery of the Mississipi in 1683 by La Salle. A panel of descriptive text is joined (16.2 x 23.4). Original outline colour. Scarce: $750 [handwritten:] Faupel Dec '91 (115), The text of the second clipping is transcribed here: 132 DE FER, Nicholas. 'Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, la Floride, la Virginie, Pensilvanie, Caroline, Nouvelle Angleterre et Nouvelle Jorck, l'Isle de Terre Neuve, la Louisiane et le Cours de la Riviere de Misisipi. Par N. de Fer Geographe de Monseig. le Dauphin A PARIS Chez l'Auteur dans l'Isle du Palais sur le Quay de l'Orloge a la Sphere Royale Avec Privilege du Roy 1702' Van Loon sc' 1702 342 x 232. Orig o/l col. The first state of de Fer's map of the eastern half of North America, from the 'Atlas Curieux', originally issued in parts before being published as a whole in 1705. Particularly notable is the siting of the Mississippi River in western Texas, some six hundred miles too far west, following Franquelin or Coronelli. This misconception seems to have originated from la Salle's belief that the mouth of the Mississippi was to be found near Matagorda in Texas. He had sailed round the Gulf Coast but had missed the proper mouth. In his map of the Mississippi, however, de Fer gave the river a more accurate position (see item no. 131). As the royal Geographer to the French Dauphin, de Fer was also expected to be official interpreter of the French political aspirations to North America, so the map is tinged with more than a little national bias, restricting the English to small areas along the coast while claiming a broad belt of land from Nova Scotia to Louisiana for themselves, including Canada, the Great Lakes and, apart form the Spanish possessions in Florida, the remaining lands east of the Mississippi. This example is accompanied by the original French text from the atlas. A fascinating and uncommon map., The following additional information appears on the back of the item. Provenance: Purchased by Mr. Macnutt from the British antiquarian dealer Faupel from its catalogue in 1985 Exhibition & Catalogue: 1. The James W. Macnutt Collection of Maps of the Gulf of St. Lawrence with Particular Emphasis on Prince Edward Island, Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, June 5 to Sept. 7, 1986; 2. Prince Edward Island in the Age of Discovery, Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, Sept. 13 to Oct. 25, 1992
Lot 1
Lot 1
Plan of Lot 1 comprising the Palmer and part of the Cunard Estates. Surveyed by V.S. Gillis and others. Rolled map on fabric backing. Water is coloured blue. Properties include owner / occupant names, folio numbers, acreage and a values. , Hand written names, compass rose, water areas are coloured, sand and marsh areas indicated with stippling. Roads are indicated.
Lot 11
Lot 11
The map shows Lot 11 divided into parcels of land with names of residents, their acreage amounts and land conveyance references. Shows the P.E.I. Railway in red, roads in light brown. Bodies of water, which include the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Foxley River, are coloured blue. Compass rose with north and magnetic north arrows with variation for 1764 and 1910. , The map shows Lot 11 divided into parcels of land with names of residents, their acreage amounts and land conveyance references handwritten in black and red ink. Shows the P.E.I. Railway in red, roads in light brown. Bodies of water, which include the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Foxley River, are coloured blue. Compass roses with north and magnetic north arrows with variation for 1764 and 1910., Back of map: Lot 11
Lot 11
Lot 11
Plan of Lot 11. Shows the names of some residents. The map shows Lot 11 divided into parcels of land. Names of residents appear on some parcels. The Foxley River is identified. Some marsh areas are labelled. Roads are coloured orange-brown. North arrows in lower right quadrant., The map shows Lot 11 divided into parcels of land. Names of residents appear on some parcels. Some large areas are outlined in red. Another is outlined in blue. The Foxley River is identified. Other bodies of water, not marked, include Cascumpec Bay and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Some marsh areas are labelled. Roads are coloured orange-brown. Map has north arrows lightly drawn in pencil in lower right quadrant., Back of map: Lot No. 11, John McIntyre, Frederick McDonald, [Duncan Munro], Roderick Gillis, P. McLellan, A. Gillis, [Allen McDonald], John Mozan, Richard Stone, Peter Hughes, [Michael McDonald], [Michael Kilbride], John Ellis, Michael Bulger, James Finnan, P. Lunch, James Raffarty, [James Kilbride], Patrick Kilbride, Thomas Kelly, Richard Smallman, Patrick Lynch, [William Adams], [M. Reed], Alexander McDonald, James Adams, John Hughes, John Bryan, D. Morris, Richard Kelly, John Bulger, J. Warburton, A. Moran, Thomas Key, Lawrence Hughes, J. Moran, Michael Bulger, Timothy Finnan, [G. Fonnen], [Edouard Finnan], Andrew Moran, [John Ramsay], Patrick Murphy, Thomas Ramsay, Michael Callaghan, Thomas Boyle, Hugh Callaghan, Thomas Smallman, James Henderson, Phillip Gain, George P. Palmer, Archibald Ramsay, Joshua Smallman, Donald Ramsay, James Banks, [James Conquest], Richard Stone, [John Dougnan], [George Jelly], Hugh Callaghan, Arthur Boyle, George Palmer, Alexander Anderson, [Barry Freeman], P. Collins, George Larke, James Bulger, J. Yeo, [M. Culchim], David Smith, Hugh Smith, Widow Smith, Robert Ramsay, William Adams, Robert Phillips, [George Elands], John Adams, Donald Smith, G. Murray, James Banks, Hugh Callahan
Lot 13 No 36
Lot 13 No 36
Plan of Lot 13 - Yeo Estate. , Sub-lots with names of landowners or occupants and their corresponding numbers of acres handwritten in black or red ink. Some written in pencil, also. Roads shown in yellow. Water features, which include parts of both Richmond Bay and Egmont Bay, outlined in blue. Compass rose. , Map noted on back as Lot 13, No. 36
Lot 16 No 43
Lot 16 No 43
Plan of Lot 16, the estate of Lawrence Sullivan, Esq. Copied by Geo. Wright from a plan by James(?). , Map shows sub-lots with names of landowners or occupants and their corresponding numbers of acres handwritten in black, red ink and pencil. Some land parcels are outlined in pink or green. Roads shown in yellow. Water features, which include Richmond Bay and the Ellis River, are outlined in blue. A ferry crossing is shown connecting to a road to Port Hill. A large, mostly empty area near the middle of the lot is marked "Loyalist Land" with some names pencilled in., Map noted on back as Lot 16, No. 43
Lot 18
Lot 18
Sketch plan of Lot 18 (Plan No.46) showing property of Peter Stewart, Robert Stewart, and Wm. Allanby. Surveyed by Thomas Wright. Office copy by Jos. Ball and certified by Geo. Wright. Original was signed by W. Patterson. , The map shows how the parcels of this lot are distributed amongst Peter Stewart, Robert Stewart and Wm Allanby whose names are handwritten in ink. The name "Mrs. Stewart" appears in pencil in several places. Written on the map: "Drawn for by Lot the 26 March 1774 before me W. Patterson". Water features are coloured blue., Written on the back: Lot 18 No. 46 Sketch Plan. Cerfified Copy of Plan of Township No. 18
Lot 20
Lot 20
Plan of the Western Moiety of Township No.20, showing residents. , The map shows numbered land parcels with the names of landowners or occupants and their corresponding numbers of acres handwritten in black ink, or in pencil in a few cases. Compass rose. North arrows showing variation for 1764 and 1844. Roads are shown in yellow-orange. Some land parcels are tinted pink or yellow. Bodies of water, which include the South West River and Gulf of St. Lawrence, are coloured blue., Map noted on the back as Old Plan 1/2 Lot 20.
Lot 22
Lot 22
Plan of Lot 22 showing residents., The map shows numbered parcels of land with the names of owners or occupants and their corresponding numbers of acres handwritten in ink or sometimes in pencil. A few land parcels are tinted blue. Roads are shown. Some mills are indicated along with a dam on the East Branch of Hope River. Bodies of water, which include Grenville Bay (or New London Bay) and the Gulf of St. Lawrence with a sandspit between them, are coloured blue. Rivers include Hope River, Anderson's Creek and part of the Trout River. North and magnetic north arrows., Murdock McLeod, Alexander McLeod, [Donald McInnis], Alexander Campbell, Malcolm McLeod, Alexander McLeod, Donald McKenzie, John McInnis, Donald McKay, John McKay, Donald McKay, Allan McLeod, Norman McLeod, Alexander McDonald, Marion McDonald, [Ewen McDonald], Alexander McInnis, [Murdock Cummings], Marion McDonald, Malcolm Nicholson, W. Sewell, C. Sewell, [John McQueens], John McLennon, [Hugh Gillis], John McLeod, [James May], David Wilson, Neil McKinnon, M. McKinnon, John McNeill, Neil McNeil, William Landrigan, [John Craig], Donald McKinnon, [Charles James], John Doyle, John Nicholson, Donald Beaton, [William Bagnall], [Richard Bagnall], [Alexander Land], Gidion Piper, George Bagnall, Hugh Arthur, [John Hatch], Richard Symons, William Walsh, William Arthur, [Andrew Harigan], James Harris, William Grigory, [Andrew Houghs], Richard Clarke, [William Houston], [F. Beaton], [Michael James], Angus McLeod, John Gillis, Malcolm Gillis, Donald McLennan, John Masters, Francis Connally, Hugh Connally, Thomas Connally, [John McKenna], R. Goodman, John Dickieson, Andrew Dickieson, Montague C. Irving, Peter McInnis, Peter Goodman, [Charles McKenna], James McGuiggan, [Patrick McKenna], [Victor Gallant], [Maurice Peters], [Donald Cummings], [John Cooney], Stephen Peters, [Patrick Doyle], Robert McMillan, James Currie, John Parsons, William Butter, Dennis Higgins, Felix Murphy, James Boulin, [Michael Coughlin], James Reed, John Reed, [David Kuly], Donald Graham, James Graham, John Sutherland, [Thomas Vincent], James Sullivan, [James Barlin], [Tim Harrington], John Fleming, [Thomas Walch], Patrick Cody, John Harrington, Michael Harrington, James Harrington, [Edward Huul], [Michael Quin], [Hugh Quin], [Thomas Swyer], [Felix McEwen], John Traynor, [Francis Traynor], Michael Murphy, [Maxime Pino], [Peter McInally], James Curley, [Peter McElmead], Michael McGuighan, [Owen McLeer], [Michael McLeer], John M. Bell, John Simpson, Thomas Cooney, Jeremiah Simpson, William Sullivan, Laurence Hogan, Benjamin Andrew, John Graham, [Thomas Hayes], [Charles Graham], Edward Grady, Michael Cooney, James O'Brien, Hugh McGuigan, Andrew Cullin, Edward Bassett, Daniel Sullivan, Joseph Pino, [Peterick Harrington], William Pendergast, John Hodgson, Patrick Cannon, William Graham, William Lilley, John Barry, Thomas Vincent, Alexander Pickering, William Pickering, Widow Pickering, James Pickering, James Pine, Charles Anderson, Robert Anderson, James Bell, James Simpson, Jeremiah Simpson, Moses Graham, William McKay, Thomas Hays
Lot 24
Lot 24
Working plan of Lot 24 (No.67). Winsloe Estate. Surveyed by H.J Cundall and others; copied by Thos. MacKinlay. , The map shows parcels of land with the names of owners or occupants and their corresponding numbers of acres handwritten in black ink. Other numerical figures appear on the parcels in black or red ink. Larger divisions of land are outlined in colours according to a legend. The legend designates outline colours for Evans, Cundall, Alice Hyndman, Amy Winsloe, Isabel Winsloe, another Winsloe, Winsloe Clan, E. J. Hodgson, John Winsloe, Smith Est., and Freehold. (Some of the given names are partly obscurred where pieces of the map have fallen off.) Roads are shown. Bodies of water, which include the Hunter River and Wheatley River, are coloured blue., Back of map: Working Plan [Lot] 24 No. 67 Winsloe Est

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