Auction 108, Lot 115

"Nova Mappa Geographica Americae Septentrionalis in suas praecipuas Partes divisa", Probst, Johann Michael

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1782 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 19.5 inches
48.8 x 49.5 cm

This is a rare and unusual German variant of the key map for Henry Popple's seminal map of North America. Unlike the Dutch and French versions, this German edition contains a geographical difference from the British original - Lake Champlain has two branches on the south end instead of just one. The thirteen British Colonies are clearly delineated, just one year before the formal peace treaty between the United States and Britain. At right is a column of inset maps including Annapolis Royal, Boston, New York, Charlestown, St. Augustine, Bermuda and several others.

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Condition: A

Nice impression and original color. Tiny worm hole in blank area of the Gulf of Mexico. Minor damp stain in bottom margin.

Estimate: $2,750 - $3,500

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 9/29/2004

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