Auction 129, Lot 204

"Mappa Geographica Provinciae Novae Eboraci ab Anglis New-York …Nova Jersey…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1778 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 27.8 inches
56.9 x 70.6 cm

Handsome Revolutionary War period map of the region between Delaware Bay and Boston Harbor, north to include Montreal and west to the Finger Lakes district in New York. Based on the survey of the region by Claude Sauthier compiled between 1771 and 1774, the map provides excellent information including topographical detail, towns, forts, churches, roads, ferries, mills, and taverns. It shows Dartmouth College and the settlements along the northern part of the Connecticut River. The disputed lines of partition between New York and New Jersey are shown, as are boundaries of Pennsylvania with the Six Nations and other early boundaries. Two-sheets joined as issued.

References: McCorkle #778.19; Sellers & Van Ee #1049.

Condition: B

There are a couple repaired tears that enter the map at left.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/23/2009