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Auction 126, Lot 164

"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle York, Nouvelle Jersey, et Pensilvanie", Laporte, Joseph de

Subject: New England

Period: 1783 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 7 inches
22.1 x 17.8 cm
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Uncommon, small map with odd boundaries, dating to just after the Revolutionary War. Each state appears as an amorphous strip stretching north-south, reflecting lack of knowledge of colonial boundaries in Canada. In New England, Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire seem to have been added to the plate, and are spelled Massachusset Bey and Hew Hampshire. This is a variant of the Laporte map, with the addition of Etats Unis in the Atlantic, rather than Possesions Anglois, but it is not the 1799 Berthelon issue with the simpler cartouche.

References: cf McCorkle #780.2.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/3/2008