Auction 127, Lot 191

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

Subject: New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1783 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Moderne Portatif

Color: Black & White

8.7 x 7 inches
22.1 x 17.8 cm

Uncommon, small map with odd boundaries, dating to the end of the Revolutionary War. Each state appears as an amorphous strip stretching north-south, reflecting France's lack of knowledge of colonial boundaries. In New England, Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire seem to have been added to the plate, and are spelled Massachusset Bay 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 this is not the later 1799 Berthelon issue with the simpler cartouche.

References: cf McCorkle #780.2.

Condition: B+

A few light foxing spots. Good impression and wide margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 2/25/2009