Auction 132, Lot 142

"[Virginia, Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana]", Gibson, John

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1763 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.5 x 7 inches
24.1 x 17.8 cm

This interesting map was issued to illustrate the part of the country that was rapidly being settled by British subjects at the conclusion of the French and Indian War. It is full of fascinating details including the locations of Indian tribes and villages, gold mines, forts and frontier outposts. The colonies of Virginia, Carolina and Georgia are named, as is Florida. A line along the Appalachians is labeled "Formerly the French claim'd all ye Country Westward of this Line." Large expanses of country are shown belonging to various Indian nations. In present day Texas is Country of the Cenis, Gr. Village of the Cenis, and The Garrison of the North or of St. John Baptist in the region of El Paso. A large river and lake west of the Mississippi is identified as The Great River according to M. de la Hontan.

References: Jolly GENT-169; Sellers & Van Ee #109.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened. Near fine with some bleed-through of the coloring on verso and a few worm holes in the right margin.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/2/2010

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