Auction 107, Lot 102

"A Chart of the Sea Coast of New Foundland New Scotland New England New York New Jersey with Virginia and Maryland", Thornton, John

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1747-1794 (published)

Publication: English Pilot

Color: Black & White

22.8 x 18 inches
57.9 x 45.7 cm

Fine colonial chart that details major harbors, bays, banks, and towns along the Atlantic coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Labrador and up the St. Lawrence River as far as Quebec. Details include shoals, rocks and soundings. Second edition of this chart that is virtually identical to the first except for the curtain around the title cartouche and New Found Land changed to New Foundland. Published by Mount & Page.

References: McCorkle #698.6; Sellers and Van Ee #199.

Condition: B

Professionally restored in two areas with expert facsimile (part of cartouche and bit of top neatline) and tissue backed to close marginal flaws.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 6/9/2004