Auction 137, Lot 148

"Carta Rappresentante i Cinque Laghi del Canada", Gazzettiere Americano

Subject: Canada & United States

Period: 1763 (circa)


Color: Black & White

7.5 x 10 inches
19.1 x 25.4 cm

This is an early Italian map showing the Great Lakes region. While all of the lakes are represented, the shorelines are somewhat distorted. Lake Huron is too far to the north while Lake Ontario is too wide. Numerous Indian tribes are named such as the "Irocchesi" and "Algonquini" and many forts are located. Boundaries are noted with small dotted lines. Engraved by A. Scacciati.

References: Kershaw #969.

Condition: B+

Nice crisp impression. There are just a few spots primarily in the blank margin, else very good.

Estimate: $350 - $500

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/14/2011