Auction 126, Lot 185

"[Colonial North America, Louisiana, Virginia & Carolina]", Gibson, John

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1763 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm

This interesting map was issued to illustrate the part of Louisiana being rapidly settled by British subjects at the conclusion of the French and Indian War. It is full of fascinating details including the locations of Indian tribes and villages, gold mines, forts and frontier outposts. The colonies of Virginia, Carolina and Georgia are named, as is Florida. A line along the Appalachians is labeled "Formerly the French claim'd all ye Country Westward of this Line." Large expanses of country are shown belonging to various Indian nations. In present day Texas is Country of the Cenis, Gr. Village of the Cenis, and The Garrison of the North or of St. John Baptist in the region of El Paso. A large river and lake west of the Mississippi is identified as The Great River according to M. de la Hontan.

References: Jolly GENT-169; Sellers & Van Ee #109.

Condition: A

Folding as issued, this near fine example has a particularly dark impression on hand laid paper with full margins.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2008

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