Auction 119, Lot 179

"Carte de la Partie Nord, des Etats Unis, de l'Amerique Septentrionale", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: United States - New England

Period: 1783 (circa)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre

Color: Black & White

12.7 x 8.4 inches
32.3 x 21.3 cm

This very early map presents the newly-formed United States. It covers the region from northern Virginia to Maine (Machasuzet Bay), and westward to include Lake Erie. The map has good topographical detail, and it also includes numerous settlements, forts, and Indian villages. Four distance scales at upper left.

References: McCorkle #782.1; Sellers & van Ee #744.

Condition: A

Near fine example with dark impression and wide margins printed on a thick sheet of hand-laid paper. There are a few very tiny (pin sized) holes and one area of abrasion in blank margins, well away from map image.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/9/2007