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Auction 115, Lot 126

"Carte des Possessions Angloises & Francoises du Continent de l'Amerique Septentrionale", Palairet, Jean

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1756 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 16.7 inches
57.2 x 42.4 cm

This fascinating map is the second state of one of the best maps of the colonies on the eve of the French and Indian War. Mr. Palairet was the Agent to the States-General in London. In 1755 he published the pamphlet "A Concise Description of the English and French Possessions in North-America." The map was engraved by Thomas Kitchen and intricately colored to show the disputed lands, forts, roads, and the extent of settlement in the region. Embellished with a delicately engraved title cartouche.

References: McCorkle #755-22; Sellers and Van Ee #56; Tooley (America), p. 62 #18-c.

Condition: B

Tissue repairs along centerfold including small section of replaced paper just north of the Great Lakes. Damp stain at top.

Estimate: $2,200 - $2,400


Closed on 6/21/2006