Auction 111, Lot 111

"A New and Correct Map of the British Colonies in North America Comprehending Eastern Canada with the Province of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Government of Newfoundland: with the Adjacent States of New England, Vermont, New York…", Laurie & Whittle

Subject: Colonial Canada & New England

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: A New and Elegant Imperial Sheet Atlas

Color: Hand Color

26 x 18.7 inches
66 x 47.5 cm

This detailed map includes eastern Canada with Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland together with New England, New York, New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The great fishing banks are graphically depicted and the north and west coasts of Newfoundland are colored blue to indicate French fishing rights by a recent treaty. There are numerous interesting notations throughout, e.g., "This vast Tract of Land, which is the Ancient Couchsachrage one of the Four Beaver-Hunting Countries of the Six Nations, is not yet Surveyed" and "Col. Arnold's Rout [sic] in 1775" referring to Benedict Arnold's winter campaign at the start of the American Revolution. The title cartouche is surmounted by a beaver.

References: Stevens & Tree #65-c.

Condition: B

Original color. Bit of light foxing else very good.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/8/2005