Auction 113, Lot 142

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

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1778 (published)

Publication: The North American Gazzetteer

Color: Black & White

Size:
15 x 11 inches
38.1 x 27.9 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, the map 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

Folding as issued. With a little surface soiling, and some soft folds, else very good. Binding trim at lower right, as issued.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/7/2005

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