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Auction 124, Lot 93

"Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique avec les Isles Antilles…", Bonne/Lattre

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1779 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Moderne ou collection de Cartes sur toutes les Parties du Globe Terrestre

Color: Hand Color

17 x 27.3 inches
43.2 x 69.3 cm
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This crisply engraved Revolutionary War period map shows the region embroiled in the conflict and extends from eastern Canada and Greenland to Tobago in the West Indies. In Canada, it includes an interesting depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay alluding to a possible Northwest Passage to the Pacific. French Louisiane is sandwiched between Mexique and the British Colonies with their western boundary on the Mississippi River. There is nice detail, particularly of the French forts and Indian villages. This map began life in 1771 with the title "Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale, qui comprend le Canada, la Louisiane, le Labrador, le Groenland, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Floride &c." It went through several editions to 1783, with title changes to reflect the changing political climate. Printed on three joined sheets, as issued.

References: McCorkle #771.2 & 779.2; Sellers & Van Ee #165.

Condition: A

Original outline color with a bit of faint toning, still very good.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 5/7/2008