Auction 113, Lot 139

"Nieuwe Kaart van de Grootbrittannische Volkplantingen in Noord America", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 14.3 inches
45.2 x 36.3 cm

A great map illustrating the region at the beginning of the French and Indian War. It is a very detailed map of the British and French possessions and the disputed region between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian and Allegheny Mountains, which is graphically depicted by the original color. The frontier forts of both nations are located, as are colonial settlements and Indian villages. A small compass rose is the only ornamentation. The map was based on information from John Mitchell's great map of North America. Although this map bears the date 1755, it apparently was not published until 1769.

References: McCorkle #755.39 &769.1; Sellers and Van Ee #63.

Condition: B

Some light scattered spotting. Good impression and original color on a sheet of hand laid paper with wide margins. Paper features a fabulous and large circular watermark with crown above and a lion holding arrows within the circle.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/7/2005