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Auction 100, Lot 106

"A Map of that part of America which was the Principal Seat of War in 1756", Anon.

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine,

Color: Black & White

13 x 8.5 inches
33 x 21.6 cm

The map covers the northeastern part of the present-day United States. It shows the areas that were the "Principal Seat" of the French & Indian War. A great deal of the conflict was focused around the upper Hudson and Lake Champlain, and the Mohawk River to Lake Ontario. Good detail with many place names, rivers and lakes located and named. Several forts involved in the war are located, including William Henry, Frontenac, Edward, and Frederick. All these details and topographical information important to the contemporary reader following the war from across the Atlantic. This example is the rarer second state with the plain title cartouche.

References: Jolly GENT-102; Sellers & van Ee #78; McKorkle 757.4.

Condition: B

Folding as issued on hand laid paper. Some offsetting, else very good. Good impression.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/12/2002