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Auction 115, Lot 154

"America Septentrionalis a Domino d'Anville in Galliis edita nunc in Anglia Coloniis in Interiorem Virginiam deductis nec non Fluvii Ohio cursu…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1756 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 17.8 inches
50.3 x 45.2 cm

Informative and interesting map of colonial America from the French and Indian War period shows the area from James Bay and Newfoundland in the north to northern Florida and the Gulf of Mexico in the south. The map is based on Jefferys' map of 1755 for the political detail, and on D'Anville's cartography. It shows the British and French possessions from a decidedly British point of view. The western range of the map is just west of the Mississippi River with Virginia, Earl Granvilles Property and North Carolina all extending off the map. The boundary of New York stretches across Lakes Ontario, Huron and Erie to include the lower peninsula of Michigan. A very early Georgia, which was chartered just two years before this map was made in 1754, is shown. Decorative, uncolored cartouche and German text describing the British claims and French encroachments are taken from Jefferys' map of the previous year.

References: McCorkle #756.1; Sellers & Van Ee #68.

Condition: B

Fine impression and original color. Stains in blank margins and one small spot on top centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $800 - $900


Closed on 6/21/2006