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Auction 106, Lot 126

"Charte uber die XIII vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America…", Gussefeld/Homann Heirs

Subject: United States - Eastern

Period: 1784 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 17.5 inches
57.2 x 44.5 cm
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Fine large map of the newly formed United States of America. The southern states are shown with their western boundaries on the Mississippi River, although the coloring shows only regions east of the Appalachians as being organized. As with many German maps of the period, there are some incorrect state boundaries. A list of the principal German communities in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are listed. The interior regions are shown with considerable topographical detail, locating numerous Indian tribes. The uncolored garland-style title cartouche is topped with a hat and crossed swords. French title outside top neatline: Les XIII Etats Unis de l' Amerique Septentrionale…

References: McCorkle #784-7; Sellers & Van Ee #757.

Condition: B

Three old repaired tears at centerfold along with a small paper loss in an blank area.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/3/2004