Auction 126, Lot 149

"Part of North America, comprehending the Course of the Ohio, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina and Georgia", Anon.

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1760 (published)

Publication: New Geographical Dictionary

Color: Black & White

11.7 x 8.5 inches
29.7 x 21.6 cm

A finely engraved, small map based on a larger map by Didier Robert de Vaugondy. The map is filled with detail of early settlements, Indian villages, and topography. The colonies extend to the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, with North Carolina shown in an unusual, skinny configuration. The top left of the map is inset with an extension of South Carolina and part of Georgia, balanced by a fine rococo-style title cartouche at lower right.

References: McCorkle #759.2.

Condition: B+

Close trimmed lower margin, apparently as issued.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/3/2008