Auction 122, Lot 190

"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle York, Nouvelle Jersey, et Pensilvanie", Laporte, Joseph de

Subject: Colonial Northeast

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Atlas moderne portatif…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.7 x 7 inches
22.1 x 17.8 cm

Uncommon, small map with odd boundaries, dating to just after the Revolutionary War. Each colony appears as an amorphous strip stretching north-south, reflecting the lack of knowledge of colonial boundaries in France. Simple decorative title cartouche.

References: McCorkle #780.2.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and attractive later color. The top margin has been extended to accommodate framing, and there is a tiny hole in a blank area of the map.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/5/2007

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