Auction 127, Lot 134

"Carte de l'Amerique Septle. Pour servir a l'Intelligence de la Guerre entre les Anglois et les Insurgents", Beaurain, Jean Chev. De

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1777 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.3 x 16.3 inches
61.7 x 41.4 cm

This extremely rare map covers the region from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico including southern Florida. The map was issued to illustrate the region embroiled in the Revolutionary War as evidenced by the large inset map of New York and the adjacent area, where the insurgents were battling the British in 1777. It is based on the Mitchell map of 1755 and provides great information on the settlements, forts, roads, and trails. It also provides good coastal detail especially in the large fishing banks off New England and Newfoundland. There is excellent detail of the Indian territories and villages on the western frontier. The southern colonies all have their western boundaries on the Mississippi River. The map is beautifully embellished with a title cartouche and a military-style scene with a soldier and a trumpeting angel unfurling the scroll containing the inset map.

References: McCorkle #777.3; Sellers & Van Ee #149.

Condition: B

There is toning along the sides of the map, heavier at the left. Otherwise it is in very good condition with sturdy paper.

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000

Sold for: $5,000

Closed on 2/25/2009