Antique Map Auction Sale No. 127 - closed 2/25/2009
This small map of Eastern North America shows French and English territorial claims from the French perspective. The British colonies are squeezed along the Atlantic seaboard, while France controls the entire interior. The Mississippi Valley is well delineated and there are numerous notations, locations of forts and Indian names. Simple title cartouche with a compass rose and rhumb lines in Atlantic finish the image. The map was engraved by Herman van Loon, a skilled engraved who worked for several important cartographers including Delisle and Nolin.