"[Lot of 3] Kaart van het Noordlyk Gedeelte der Vereenigde Staaten van Noord Amerika [and] Kaart van het Zuidelyk Gedeelte… [and] Kaart van Louisiana, en Florida", Bonne/Bachiene
Subject: Eastern United States
Period: 1785 (published)
Publication: Atlas tot Opheldering der Hedendaagsche Historie
Color: Hand Color
12.6 x 8.3 inches
32 x 21.1 cm
This is a match set of uncommon maps covering the infant United States. Bonne's maps are generally very austere, whereas these are very decorative.
1) Kaart van het Noordlyk Gedeelte der Vereenigde Staaten van Noord Amerika covers the region from northern Virginia to northern Maine (Massachuset Baay) and west to the Ohio River and lakes Ontario and Erie. The map is filled with good topographical detail including numerous settlements, forts, and Indian villages. The cartouche is festooned with ribbons and garlands of fruit.
2) Kaart van het Zuidelyk Gedeelte der Vereenigde Staaten van Noord Amerika details the region from the states of Virginia, North & South Carolina, and Georgia. All settlement is confined east of the Appalachians with De Cherokeezen the only note in the otherwise blank region west of the mountains. Both the scale and title cartouche are delicately decorated.
3) Kaart van Louisiana, en Florida extends from Charleston, South Carolina west to include New Orleans and north well into Illinois, with good detail on the course of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Florida is shown with its panhandle extending to the west to include Mobile and Biloxi. The map indicates towns, forts, Indian villages and tribal territory. Inset with a small map of the Missouri River and its tributaries. Decorated with a bold block-style title cartouche.
References: cf 1) McCorkle #782.1; Sellers & Van Ee #744. 2) Sellers & Van Ee #1406. 3) Sellers & Van Ee #1403.
Other than a couple of minor stains in the blank margins, all are fine.