Auction 125, Lot 173

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

Subject: New England

Period: 1799 (published)

Publication: Atlas moderne portatif

Color: Black & White

Size:
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 amorphous strips 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+

With two folds, as issued. There are a couple of very faint stains, else very good.

Estimate: $180 - $140

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/24/2008

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