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Auction 115, Lot 128

"Charte uber die XIII vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America…", Gussefeld/Homann Heirs

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1784 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 17.5 inches
58.4 x 44.5 cm

An early and large map of the newly formed United States of America delineating all 13 states. The map extends west past the Mississippi River and north to the southern tip of Hudson Bay. The southern states are shown with their western boundaries on the Mississippi River, although the coloring shows only regions east of the Appalachians as being organized. As with many German maps of the period, there are some incorrect state boundaries; Maryland includes much of northern Virginia. A list of the principal German communities in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are listed. The interior regions are shown with considerable topographical detail, locating numerous Indian tribes, topography, and watershed. The uncolored garland-style title cartouche is topped with a hat and crossed swords. French title outside top neatline: Les XIII Etats Unis de l' Amerique Septentrionale…

References: McCorkle #784-7; Sellers & Van Ee #757

Condition: C

Trimmed to neatline all around. Some brown ink smudges in Atlantic and title cartouche, and scattered fine brown ink writing or graffiti in Atlantic. Backed with coarse paper.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/21/2006