Auction 112, Lot 184

"Suite du Theatre de la Guerre dans l'Amerique Septentrionale y compris le Golfe du Mexique…", Brion de la Tour, Louis

Subject: Southeastern United States and Gulf of Mexico

Period: 1782 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 29.5 inches
52.1 x 74.9 cm

This scarce map provides excellent information on the region involved in the American Revolution including an extensive road network. The map extends to include the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas and western Cuba. Mountain ranges appear in Floride Orientale, which is noted to be under British control. Floride Occidentale is shown to be a Spanish possession and incorporates the region of present-day Mississippi and Alabama. The most striking feature of the map is the large vignette title cartouche featuring Cornwallis surrendering his sword to Washington. The explanation at lower right discusses both the capture of Pensacola by the Spanish in 1781 and the surrender of Cornwallis. This map has not appeared on the market that we can find and is not listed in the references we reviewed.

References:

Condition: B

Original color. Faint stain in Mexico and a bit of foxing.

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,000

Sold for: $8,500

Closed on 9/28/2005

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