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Auction 114, Lot 123

"Carte du Theatre de la Guerre Presente en Amerique Dressee d'apres les Nouvelles Cartes Anglaises", Denis, Louis

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1779 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 26 inches
49.5 x 66 cm
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This is a very scarce American Revolutionary War map. It covers the region from Newfoundland to northern Florida, but only as far west as Lake Michigan. There is a large inset of southern New England and New York, eastern Pennsylvania and all of New Jersey that features the region most affected by the Revolution in 1779. The map is filled with topographical information, boundaries, cities, towns, forts, Indian territory and villages, battlefields, trails and roads. The large title cartouche includes a battle scene, the personification of America as an Indian queen and the royal British coat of arms (that has been defaced by a previous owner). The map was separately published by Basset. Even with flaws this is a significant map, well worthy of conservation.

References: McCorkle #779.6; cf Nebenzahl (Biblio) #192; Sellers & van Ee #737.

Condition: C

The map is heavily fly specked throughout and has several amateur repairs on verso. Still presentable, it would benefit greatly from professional conservation.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000


Closed on 3/1/2006