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Description: This large beautifully hand coloured original antique maritime map of Canada showing North-Eastern Canada, including Nova Scotia, Labrador and Newfoundland, by George Seutter and published by Tobias Lotter in 1750.
Background:The map provides excellent details on cities, towns, settlements, rivers, lakes, mountains and islands. This is the second state of the map originally drawn by Seutter and engraved by Lotter, with the title cartouche changed to replace Seutter's name with Lotter.The St. Lawrence River runs nearly north-south. At bottom right is a scene with several sailing ships. At top left is a huge decorative title cartouche featuring allegorical figures, Indian chiefs, explorers, mapmakers, a fleet of ships, fishermen and wildlife.Tthe map is in fantastic condition with original hand colour and original margins with a heavy impression denoting an early pressing. (Ref: Tooley, M&B, Kershaw)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Pink, green, yellow, orange General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 26in x 21in (660mm x 530mm) Plate size: - 23in x 19 1/2in (585mm x 495mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm) Imperfections: Margins: - Light soiling in margins Plate area: - None Verso: - Light soiling in margins