Auction 135, Lot 132

"Carte Reduite des Cotes Orientales de l'Amerique Septentrionale Contenant Celles des Provinces de New-York et de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Celles de l'Acadie ou Nouvelles Ecosse, de L'Ile Royale, de L'Ile St.Jean, avec L'Interieure du Pays…", Sartine

Subject: Colonial New England and Canada

Period: 1780 (dated)

Publication: Neptune Americo-Septentrional

Color: Hand Color

34.3 x 23 inches
87.1 x 58.4 cm

This fine chart was prepared under the direction of Antoine Sartine, Minister of Marine in Paris for use by the French Navy during the American Revolutionary War . It covers the region from Chaleur Bay to New Jersey and includes Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island. It provides excellent detail of the harbors, bays, inlets, shoals and fishing banks, currents and navigational hazards. In addition to the hydrographical detail it also includes interior information in New England on the towns and forts. The reference in the title to vaisseux du roi has been changed to vaisseux Francaise indicating publication after the French Revolution; No. 1 Hyd. No. 61) in top right margin and Prix Troix Francs in bottom right margin.

References: McCorkle #780.3; Sellers & Van Ee #216.

Condition: B+

Some worming in the chart has been professionally repaired and is now noticeable primarily on the verso. There is a minor tear in the blank margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $1,900 - $2,200

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 2/16/2011