Auction 130, Lot 290

"The Country between Crown Point and Albany being the Great Pass from the English to the French Settlements in North America", Anon.

Subject: New York

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Grand Magazine of Magazines

Color: Black & White

Size:
4.5 x 7.5 inches
11.4 x 19.1 cm

Detailed little map of the Hudson River and the lakes George and Champlain that shows the wagon roads, forts, and settlements in the region. Published in August of 1758 during the French and Indian War, the map was designed to illustrate the recent unsuccessful attempt to dislodge the French from Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain. This map is similar to those published in other British magazines of the period. Published in the rare Grand Magazine of Magazines which ceased publication after less than two years.

References: Jolly GMOM-7.

Condition: A+

Very fine example with only a small nick at right margin, well away from map image.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/2/2009

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