Auction 123, Lot 123

"Suite du Theatre de la Guerre dans l'Amerique Septentrionale y Compris le Golfe du Mexique", Brion de la Tour, Louis

Subject: Colonial United States and Gulf of Mexico

Period: 1782 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 29 inches
50.8 x 73.7 cm

This scarce map provides excellent information on the region involved in the American Revolution including an extensive road network. The map extends to include the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas and western Cuba. Mountain ranges appear in Floride Orientale, which is noted in the text at lower right to be under British control. Floride Occidentale is shown to be a Spanish possession and incorporates the region of present-day Mississippi and Alabama. The most striking feature of the map is the large vignette title cartouche featuring Cornwallis surrendering his sword to Washington. The explanation at lower right discusses both the capture of Pensacola by the Spanish in 1781 and the surrender of Cornwallis, that ended the American Revolutionary War. This map is rarely on the market and it is not listed in any references we reviewed. Separately published by Esnauts and Rapilly.

References:

Condition: B

A good impression on a sheet with a rosary watermark. Folded horizontally and vertically with fold separations and some minor tears that have been repaired on the verso with tissue. Slightly irregular toning, still good for a separately issued map.

Estimate: $4,500 - $5,500

Sold for: $4,250

Closed on 2/20/2008

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