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Auction 132, Lot 122

"Carte d'une Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale, pour servir a l'Histoire de la derniere Guerre", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Canada & United States

Period: 1787 (published)

Publication: Histoire des troubles de l'Amerique anglaises

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 24.2 inches
49.5 x 61.5 cm

This interesting map began life in 1755 with the title Canada et Louisiane to illustrate the hostilities in the French and Indian War. It was then revised in 1777 and re-titled Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique to illustrate the Revolutionary War. Finally it was re-titled again (this map) and issued in the 1787 edition of Francois Soules' history of the American Revolution. The map covers the eastern seaboard from northern Florida to the Gulf of St. Laurence, and inland to Lake Michigan and James Bay. Large insets delineate the Gulf Coast and the Mississippi River valley, and a small vignette of Niagara Falls. The map is filled with information on cities, towns, forts, trails, Indian villages, tribal territory and battlegrounds (of both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War).

References: cf McCorkle #755.23 & #777.14; Sellers and Van Ee #33 & 154.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened. A nice example.

Estimate: $1,600 - $2,000


Closed on 6/2/2010