Auction 135, Lot 171

"A Map of that Part of America which was the Principal Seat of War, in 1756", Anon.

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Black & White

13 x 8.5 inches
33 x 21.6 cm

This map covers the northeastern part of the present-day United States. It shows the areas that were the Principal Seat of the French & Indian War. A great deal of the conflict was focused around the upper Hudson and Lake Champlain, and the Mohawk River to Lake Ontario. Includes good detail with several forts involved in the war located, including William Henry, Frontenac, Edward, and Frederick. All these details and topographical information were important to the contemporary reader following the war from across the Atlantic. In Lake Champlain the Is. of ye 4 Winds is located. Decorated with a nice title cartouche and small compass rose. Two distance scales.

References: Jolly GENT-102; Sellers & van Ee #78; McCorkle 757.4.

Condition: B+

Clean and bright example with fine impression. Would be fine except the lower left corner has been professionally replaced with minor loss of border and there are two tiny worm holes.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 2/16/2011