Auction 125, Lot 191

"Carte Reduite des Cotes Orientales de l'Amerique Septentrionale Contenant Partie du Nouveau Jersey, La Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale, la Caroline Meridionale et la Georgie…", Sartine

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic and Southeast

Period: 1778 (dated)


Color: Black & White

34.5 x 23.3 inches
87.6 x 59.2 cm

This large, handsome and important Revolutionary War chart was published by the Depot de la Marine for the French fleet when the focus of the war shifted to the south. The chart extends from Delaware Bay and Philadelphia south through much of Georgia to Amelia Island and St. Johns River. It provides excellent detail along the coast, particularly in Chesapeake Bay. Surprisingly, it also provides great detail inland to the Appalachians and extends west to Fort Necessity and the Ohio River in Western Virginia. The map shows early county names throughout the region, as well as early roads, Indian tribes, towns, mountains and rivers. Numerous native tribes are noted and the location of the Catawba Indians Catawbaw Town is shown south of Charlotte, SC. Two Quaker meeting houses are shown east of Salem, NC.


Condition: B+

Narrow bottom margin, as issued. There are a couple of small damp stains and a bit of minor surface soil.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 9/24/2008