Auction 137, Lot 208

"Carte Reduite des Cotes Orientales de l'Amerique Septentrionale Contenant Partie du Nouveau Jersey, La Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale, la Caroline Meridionale et la Georgie…", Sartine

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic and Southeast

Period: 1778 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
34.3 x 23 inches
87.1 x 58.4 cm

This large, handsome and important Revolutionary War chart was published by the Depot de la Marine for the French fleet when the focus of the war shifted to the south. The chart extends from Delaware Bay and Philadelphia south through much of Georgia to Amelia Island and St. Johns River. It provides excellent detail along the coast, particularly in Chesapeake Bay. Surprisingly, it also provides great detail inland to the Appalachians and extends west to Fort Necessity and the Ohio River in Western Virginia. The map shows early county names throughout the region, as well as early roads, Indian tribes, towns, mountains and rivers. Numerous native tribes are noted and the location of the Catawba Indians Catawbaw Town is shown south of Charlotte, SC. Two Quaker meeting houses are shown east of Salem, NC.

References:

Condition: B

Bright impression on heavy paper. The top margin has been reinforced with Japanese tissue to repair some tears, which are located just below the neatline and does not distract from the map image. The bottom centerfold has also been reinforced. There is some soiling primarily in the blank margins.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/14/2011

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