Auction 129, Lot 202

"Carte de la Virginie et du Mariland", Laporte, Joseph de

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1768 (circa)

Publication: Atlas moderne portatif…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.7 x 7 inches
22.1 x 17.8 cm

This is an early edition of an uncommon map of the Mid-Atlantic region. Maryland is an ill-defined wedge between Virginia and Pennsylvania and does not extend beyond the Appalachians. Maryland's most prominent settlement is St. Marie, the colony's first capital. The Delaware boundary indicated on the map was made following the conclusion of a long land dispute between Lord Baltimore and the Penn family in 1760. Strangely, Philadelphia is missing from the map while Alexandria is also called Belhaven. The colonies are labeled Possessions Angloises and Louisiane is clearly marked on the western slope of the Allagany Montagnes. There is not a great deal of detail, but there are some interesting names including the Tabaco Montagnes.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned margins with remnants of hinges on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/23/2009

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