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Subject: Colonial Great Lakes
Date: 1761-76 (published)
Publication: Universal Magazine
Condition Code: B+
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Color: hand color
Size: 13.6 x 10.3 inches
34.6 x 26.2 cm
This pair of very uncommon copper-engraved maps of the Great Lakes region were both published in Universal Magazine, the first in February 1761, during the French and Indian War, and the second in October 1776, during the Revolutionary War. Although clearly re-engraved, the second map is nearly identical geographically to the first, including the mythical islands in Lake Superior, with the exception of the addition of Sandy Hook along the Jersey shore. Pennsylvania's border extends north to 43 degrees, near present-day Buffalo, New York. The maps are filled with interesting detail, Indian place names, forts, and settlements.
A. An Accurate Map of Canada, with the Adjacent Countries; Exhibiting the Late Seat of War Between the English & French in These Parts, engraved by Richard William Seale, published 1761. Condition: Light soiling and professionally backed in Japanese tissue to repair a few short fold separations. A binding trim at bottom right has been replaced with old paper, and an adjacent 4" binding tear has been professionally repaired.
B. An Accurate Map of the Present Seat of War, Between Great-Britain and Her Colonies in North America, dated 1766. Condition: There is faint offsetting and a misfold at bottom right that has been pressed flat. There is a binding trim at bottom right, away from image, and an adjacent 6" binding tear that has been expertly and nearly invisibly repaired.
See also lot 786 for David Jolly's excellent reference book, Maps in British Periodicals, which discusses this lot.
Condition Description: Both maps were issued folding, now pressed, on watermarked paper with full original color. See above for additional details.
Ref: Jolly #UNIV-98 & 176, Kershaw #979; McCorkle #761.2.