Auction 135, Lot 130

"[Des Possessions Francoises Aujourd'hui sous la Domination Angloises ...]", Clouet, Jean Baptiste Louis

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1767 (circa)

Publication: Geographie Moderne

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.7 x 12.3 inches
34.8 x 31.2 cm

This simple, yet interesting, map illustrates the French and British possessions in the eastern part of North America. The British colonies stretch from Florida to Newfoundland and are confined east of the Appalachian and Allegany mountains. Louisiana takes in the entire region west of the mountains. The most interesting feature of the map is a system of lakes and rivers stretching from Lake Superior toward the Pacific - forming the elusive Northwest Passage. The map is flanked by columns of French text that describe the colonial possessions, major settlements and the indigenous people.

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Condition: B+

Fine impression and original color on a full sheet with original margins and two large watermarks. Strongly toned along centerfold, otherwise a fine example.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Unsold

Closed on 2/16/2011

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