Auction 107, Lot 130

"Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale, Dressee d'apres des Cartes Anglaises", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: United States - Eastern

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.2 x 11 inches
31 x 27.9 cm

Attractive early map of the newly formed United States, acknowledging independence prior to official recognition. The states extend west to the Mts. Allagany and beyond that are many Indian names including the Contree des Six Nations. Map is surrounded in a rococo-style border that was printed from a separate copper plate. Printed on the distinctive bluish paper unique to French atlases of this period.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #740.

Condition: A

Trimmed just into decorative border at top, as issued.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $240

Closed on 6/9/2004