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Auction 116, Lot 129

"Nieuwe Kaart van de Grootbrittannische Volkplantingen in Noord America", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 14 inches
44.5 x 35.6 cm
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A great map illustrating the region at the beginning of the French and Indian War. It is a very detailed map of the British and French possessions and the disputed region between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian and Allegheny Mountains, which is graphically depicted by the original color. The frontier forts of both nations are located, as are colonial settlements and Indian villages. A small compass rose is the only ornamentation. The map was based on information from John Mitchell's great map of North America. Although this map bears the date 1755, it apparently was not published until 1769.

References: McCorkle #755.39 &769.1; Sellers and Van Ee #63.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $850 - $950

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/20/2006