Auction 111, Lot 109

"A General Map of North America from the latest Observations", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial Canada & United States

Period: 1776 (circa)

Publication: The North American Gazzetteer

Color: Hand Color

15 x 10.8 inches
38.1 x 27.4 cm

An interesting map showing the British view of their colonies at the outbreak of the American Revolution based on the cartography of Thomas Jefferys. It covers from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico and provides many details about the frontier wilderness including numerous early forts, Indian villages and tribal territories. The mythical islands in Lake Superior are a hold-over from earlier French cartographers. The large triangular table at the lower right provides distances between major cities and forts. Shows Earl Granville's Property in North Carolina extending beyond the Mississippi River.

References: McCorkle #776.15; Sellers & Van Ee #160.

Condition: B

Issued folded. Couple of extraneous creases and tissue repairs on short binding tears at right.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/8/2005