Auction 129, Lot 137

"Map of the British and French Settlements in North America", Ridge, John

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: The Gentleman's and London Magazine

Color: Black & White

15 x 10.8 inches
38.1 x 27.4 cm

This French and Indian War map is one of several similar maps published in England to illustrate the French/British conflict in North America. It depicts, by hachure, the French encroachment into British claimed territory. It also delineates how the region was divided at the beginning of the war. Earl Granville's Property is shown in North Carolina and extends to the western-most edge of the map, which is about the 100th Meridian. Several treaty lines are shown, British and French forts and numerous Indian tribes located. Text in the Atlantic lists French Forts in Nova Scotia, New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Georgia. Decorative title cartouche. This map is from the very scarce Dublin edition of the magazine. Bound into the original May, 1758 issue of the magazine which itself is professionally bound in modern brown cloth boards with gilt stamped title on spine.

References: McCorkle 758.8; cf Jolly GAL-65.

Condition: A+

Map and binding are fine. Some magazine pages show a little even toning.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/23/2009