Auction 124, Lot 147

"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle York, Nouvelle Jersey, et Pensilvanie", Bertholon, C.

Subject: New England

Period: 1799 (published)

Publication: Atlas moderne portatif

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 6.8 inches
21.6 x 17.3 cm

This interesting map of New England exhibits some very odd boundaries. The states appear as an amorphous strip stretching north-south displaying the lack of French knowledge of the existing boundaries. The map is a close copy of Joseph La Porte's 1780 map of the same title, with a simplified cartouche and the change of Possessions Angloises in the Atlantic to Etats Unis reflecting the French support for American independence.

References: cf McCorkle #780.2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with paper professionally and seamlessly added to the right binding side to facilitate framing. A small hole off Cape Cod has been infilled. There is some faint script on the verso that is the same approximate age as the map.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/7/2008