Auction 121, Lot 153

"Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale, qui Comprend le Cours de l'Ohio, la Nlle Angleterre, la Nlle York, le New Jersey, la Pensylvanie, la Maryland, la Virginie, la Caroline", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1768 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24.5 x 18.8 inches
62.2 x 47.8 cm

Beautifully engraved, large map of the eastern seaboard with a large inset at upper left that continues the main map from Cape Fear south through the Carolinas and Georgia to F. St. Georges. The map is based on the seminal map by John Mitchell, published in 1755, the same year this plate was initially engraved. The mapping of the trans-Allegheny and Great Lakes regions and in the interior of New England is of particular interest, for this shows some of the earliest accurate information of these regions incorporating data from the Mitchell, Evans and Fry-Jefferson maps. This is the second state with the final line below the title "Avec Privilege 1755" removed. The 1763 Treat of Paris boundary is shown as a dotted line. Pennsylvania extends to take in most or present-day New York and in New England New-Hamp-Shire and Prov. De Sagadahock have been added. A handsome title cartouche engraved by Groux fills the Atlantic.

References: Cumming (SE) #295; McCorkle #755-37; Pedley #469; Sellers & Van Eel #718.

Condition: B

Original outline color. Damp stain in upper center margin extending about 1" into map. There is a tear in the lower left margin that has been repaired with archival tissue on the verso.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/26/2007