Auction 135, Lot 134

"Carte de la Partie Septentrionale des Etats Unis, comprenant le Canada, La Nouvelle Ecosse, New Hampshire, Massachuset's Bay, Rhode-Island, Connecticut, New-Yorck, Etat de Vermont avec partie de Pensilvanie et de New-Jersey", Tardieu, Pierre Francois

Subject: Eastern Canada & United States

Period: 1797 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique et Politique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 12.7 inches
41.9 x 32.3 cm

Finely detailed map of the Northeast extending from Philadelphia up the coast to Ile d'Anticosti and the mouth of the St. Lawrence, and inland to show part of Lake Ontario. Fine detail particularly along the Hudson River locates scores of towns and villages, shows roads, mountains and watershed. Four distance scales at upper left and a simple block-style title cartouche. Longitude is measured from Paris on the lower scale and from Isle de Fer at top. Engraved by Andre and published by Chanlaire & Mentelle.

References: McCorkle #797.5.

Condition: A+

Lovely example with dark, early impression on thick hand laid paper with wide, original margins and two watermarks. Apparent light centerfold toning is show through from binding backstrap.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/16/2011

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