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Partie de l'Amérique septent? qui comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada

This hand-colored map of the Canadian north features a cartouche engraved and signed by C. (Catherine) Haussard. Marie Catherine and her sister Elizabeth were 18th-century Parisian engravers who specialized in the creation of cartouches – the decorative and informative label identifying a map, its author and the subject. The sisters were daughters of noted French engraver Jean-Baptiste Haussard, who trained them in the art of engraving. The cartouche shown here incorporates popular 18th-century symbols of North America – pine trees, a beaver, and a Native American canoe.

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Creator

Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles, 1688-1766

Date

1755

Name on Item

par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy ; C. Haussard, sculp.

Publisher

[s.n.]

Scale

Scale ca. 1:4,000,000.

Language

French

Location

Boston Public Library

Collection (local)

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection

Subjects
  • Canada--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Great Lakes Region (North America)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Canada
  • Great Lakes Region
  • North and Central America
Extent

1 map : col. ; 48 x 59 cm.

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
Notes
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Inset: Supplement pour les Lacs du Canada.
  • Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

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