Auction 122, Lot 194

"Carta delle Provincie Settentrionli degli Stati Uniti", Rochefoucald Liancourt, Francois Alexander

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1793 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
19 x 12.5 inches
48.3 x 31.8 cm

An uncommon and crisply engraved map describing the northern part of the young United States. The map extends from the Passamaquoddy Bay in Maine down to Delaware and west to Lake Erie. It provides a nice view of early settlements and roads, as well as the mountains and forests. This map is from either an Italian edition of Francois la Rochefouchauld Liancourt's Travels through the United States of North America… or Carlo Botta's Storia della Guerra dell' Independenza Degli Stati Uniti d'America. Howes does not list an Italian edition of La Rochefouchauld Liancourt's book, but it is copied from his map.

References:

Condition: B+

Folding, as issued. An edge separation has been repaired with archival tape on verso. Some scattered, light foxing.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/5/2007

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