Auction 121, Lot 151

"Part of North America, comprehending the Course of the Ohio, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina and Georgia", Anon.

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1760 (published)

Publication: New Geographical Dictionary

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 8.5 inches
29.2 x 21.6 cm

A finely engraved, small map based on a larger map by Didier Robert de Vaugondy. The map is filled with detail of early settlements, Indian villages, and topography. The colonies extend to the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, with North Carolina shown in an unusual, skinny configuration. The top left of the map is inset with an extension of South Carolina and part of Georgia, balanced by a delicately engraved title cartouche at lower right.

References: McCorkle #759.2.

Condition: A

Nice impression on a sheet with close margins, but still sufficient for framing. The lower left corner has been reinforced.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/26/2007