Auction 136, Lot 129

"A Map of the British and French Settlements in North America", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1755 (circa)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 11 inches
39.4 x 27.9 cm

This is the first of several similar maps illustrating the French/British conflict in North America. It was issued just before the French and Indian War was officially declared and depicts, by hachure, the French encroachment into British claimed territory. Earl Granville's Property is shown in North Carolina and extending to the western-most edge of the map, which is about the 100th Meridian. Several treaty lines are shown in addition to British and French forts and numerous Indian tribes. Decorative title cartouche and lengthy description of the history of the colonies enhance the map. Published in the July 1755 issue.

References: Jolly GENT-91; McCorkle #755.24.

Condition: B+

Full color and nice impression. There is some minor offsetting, especially above the title cartouche. Issued folded and now flat.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/1/2011