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Description:This large hand coloured original antique print with illustrations and detailed text on Canada and the Canadian Indians and the important Beavers was published by Henri Abraham Chatelain in 1719, in his famous Atlas Historique Background:This is the famous beaver sheet from Volume Six of Chatelain's atlas historique. It contains descriptions and illustrations of beavers and their industry, and of the canoes, dwellings, hunting, fishing, clothes, customs and writing of the Canadian Native Americans. The part of the text entitled Amors & mariages des sauvages details how the prospective groom would woo his bride.
General Description:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color: - WhiteAge of map color: - LaterColors used: - Yellow, orange, blue, greenGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 20in x 17 1/2in (510m x 440m)Plate size: - 17 1/2in x 15in (440m x 380mm)Margins: - min. 1in (25mm)Imperfections:Margins: - NonePlate area: - NoneVerso: - None