Auction 129, Lot 214

"Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni - Quinto Foglio che comprende la Georgia, a Parte della Carolina con, la Florida", Cassini, Giovanni Maria

Subject: Southeastern United States

Period: 1797 (dated)

Publication: Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 13.5 inches
47.8 x 34.3 cm

This uncommon map was part of Cassini's six-sheet representation of the settled portions of North America. Cassini drew largely from the Zatta-Mitchell map of North America. This sheet is focused on the southeastern region of present-day Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. The native tribes are noted, and the forts and roads are located along with a number of towns. The map is decorated with a landscape cartouche featuring fishermen.

References: Portinaro & Knirsch CLXVIII.

Condition: A

Worm tracks in the bottom margin have been infilled.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,500

Sold for: $950

Closed on 9/23/2009