Auction 117, Lot 153

"A Map of that part of America which was the Principal Seat of War, in 1756", Anon.

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

13 x 8.5 inches
33 x 21.6 cm

This map covers the northeastern part of the present-day United States. It shows the areas that were the Principal Seat of the French & Indian War. A great deal of the conflict was focused around the upper Hudson and Lake Champlain, and the Mohawk River to Lake Ontario. Good detail with several forts involved in the war located, including William Henry, Frontenac, Edward, and Frederick. All these details and topographical information were important to the contemporary reader following the war from across the Atlantic. Decorated with a nice title cartouche and small compass rose.

References: Jolly GENT-102; Sellers & van Ee #78; McCorkle 757.4.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed. Small binding trim replaced at bottom left with minor repaired binding tear into border.

Estimate: $425 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/6/2006