Auction 124, Lot 92

"Partie du Nord de l'Amerique Septentrionale pour Servir a l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique…", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1774 (circa)

Publication: Raynal's Histoire Philosphique et Politique

Color: Black & White

9.3 x 12.6 inches
23.6 x 32 cm

This attractive map of the eastern part of North America shows the British colonies confined along the eastern seaboard and French Louisianne and Canada taking up the interior. In the upper left is a series of rivers and lakes purportedly connecting Hudson Bay with the Sea of the West. Features include the notation of the Natchitoches tribe in Louisiana Territory, along with numerous additional native tribes. Three distance scales and a fine shield-style cartouche embellish the composition. Engraved by Andre.

References: McCorkle #774.1.

Condition: B+

Folding, as issued, on thick hand laid paper with original margins and watermark. A couple of spots in Labrador, a little soiling in blank margin at lower left corner and close trimmed at right for binding.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/7/2008