Auction 117, Lot 135

"[Colonial North America, Louisiana, Virginia & Carolina]", Gentleman's Magazine

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1763 (published)


Color: Black & White

9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm

This interesting map was issued to illustrate the part of Louisiana being rapidly settled by British subjects at the conclusion of the French and Indian War. It is full of fascinating details including the locations of Indian tribes and villages, gold mines, forts and frontier outposts. The colonies of Virginia, Carolina and Georgia are named, as is Florida. A line along the Appalachians is labeled "Formerly the French claim'd all ye Country Westward of this Line." Large expanses of country are shown belonging to various Indian nations. In present day Texas is Country of the Cenis, Gr. Village of the Cenis, and The Garrison of the North or of St. John Baptist in the region of El Paso. A large river and lake west of the Mississippi is identified as The Great River according to M. de la Hontan.

References: Jolly GENT-169; Sellers & Van Ee #109.

Condition: B

Dark impression on thick hand laid paper, issued folding. A little more toning on left and right panels, else very good.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/6/2006