Auction 121, Lot 182

"Louisiana, as formerly claimed by France, now containing part of British America to the East & Spanish America to the West of the Mississippi…", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1765 (published)

Publication: The London Magazine

Color: Hand Color

9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm

Well-engraved map showing the region from Lake Erie to the Gulf Coast, focuses on the Mississippi River valley. This map was made after the conclusion of the French and Indian Wars and shows the British and Spanish claims in the region formerly belonging to France, with Britain owning the land east of the Mississippi, including Spanish Florida. To compensate her ally Spain for the loss of Spanish Florida, France gave Spain the land west of the Mississippi. The map is filled with interesting details, such as the Extensive Meadows Full of Buffaloes located north of the Missouri River and the Country Full of Mines noted in present-day Tennessee. It is adorned with a typically delicate and lovely cartouche engraved by Kitchin.

References: Seller & van Ee #724; Jolly LOND-245; Lemmon, Magill & Wiese, Charting Louisiana #39.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened; has attractive color and pleasant toning.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/26/2007