Auction 134, Lot 171

"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle York, Nouvelle Jersey, et Pensilvanie", Bertholon, C.

Subject: New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1799 (published)

Publication: Atlas moderne portatif

Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 7 inches
22.1 x 17.8 cm

This interesting map of New England exhibits some very odd boundaries. The states appear as amorphous strips stretching north-south displaying the lack of French knowledge of the existing boundaries. The map is a close copy of Joseph La Porte's 1780 map of the same title, with a simplified cartouche and the change of Possessions Angloises in the Atlantic to Etats Unis.

References: cf McCorkle #780.2.

Condition: B+

Small damp stain in bottom right corner and some very faint offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/1/2010