Auction 104, Lot 120

"A Map of the British and French Settlements in North America", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1755 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

15 x 11 inches
38.1 x 27.9 cm

This is the first of several similar maps illustrating the French/British conflict in North America. It was issued just before the French and Indian War was officially declared and depicts, by hachures, the French encroachment into British claimed territory. Earl Granville's Property is shown in North Carolina and extending to the western most edge of the map, which is about the 100th Meridian. Several treaty lines are shown, with British and French forts and numerous Indian tribes. Decorative title cartouche and lengthy description of the history of the colonies.

References: Jolly GENT-91; McCorkle #755.24.

Condition: B

Folding as issued with some minor wear at fold intersection. Outside edge of right margin soiled and chipped, well away from map. Binder's trim into neatline at bottom left with binding tear extending 3" into map with a good repair.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/10/2003