Auction 110, Lot 109

"[Louisiana, Virginia, Carolina and Florida]", Gibson, John

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1763 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.5 x 7 inches
24.1 x 17.8 cm

This interesting map was issued to illustrate the part of Louisiana being rapidly settled by British subjects at the conclusion of the French and Indian War. It is full of fascinating details including the locations of Indian tribes and villages, gold mines, forts and frontier outposts. The colonies of Virginia, Carolina and Georgia are named, as is Florida. A line along the Appalachians is labeled "Formerly the French claim'd all ye Country Westward of this Line." Large expanses of country are shown belonging to various Indian nations. In present day Texas is Country of the Cenis, Gr. Village of the Cenis, and The Garrison of the North or of St. John Baptist in the region of El Paso. A large river and lake west of the Mississippi is identified as The Great River according to M. de la Hontan.

References: Jolly GENT-169; Sellers & Van Ee #109.

Condition: B

Dark impression on thick hand laid paper, folding as issued. A few small worm holes, long fold separation well closed on back with archival tape, and a 1/8" hole with old paper repair on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $230

Closed on 3/2/2005

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