Auction 121, Lot 103

"Carte Nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise contenant tout ce que Anglois possedent sur le Continent de l'Amerique Septentrionale Savoir le Canada, la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie, les treize Provinces Unies…", Lotter, Mathias Albrecht

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1776 (circa)

Publication: Atlas geographique

Color: Hand Color

19 x 23 inches
48.3 x 58.4 cm

This handsome map was issued shortly before the outbreak of the American Revolution and was included in Lotter's Atlas geographique and composite atlases throughout the conflict. The map covers the region from James Bay through Newfoundland in the north and to the northern part of Florida in the south. It reflects German interests in America with numerous cities and towns, forts, trails, Indian villages and tribal territories. The colonial borders are quite inaccurate, as is common with a number of German maps of the period. The large and ornate cartouche incorporates the British coat of arms and names the thirteen colonies.

References: McCorkle #776.19; Sellers & Van Ee #141.

Condition: B+

There are a few faint stains in the top of the map, still it is a striking example with original color and wide margins.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/26/2007