Auction 139, Lot 101

"North America", Gibson, John

Subject: North America

Period: 1756 (circa)


Color: Black & White

12.8 x 11 inches
32.5 x 27.9 cm

This map of North America extends to include northern South America, Ireland and the Azores Islands. The British Colonies are confined along the eastern seaboard. The Pacific Northwest is left completely blank except for part of Lanhotan's Longue River and another river hinting at the possibility of a passage to the Pacific. Only a few place names are shown and the land is engraved with tiny trees. The map is adorned with a delicately engraved title cartouche and a simple compass rose.


Condition: B

A professionally repaired chip at top with a minor amount of map border in facsimile, and a tiny tear in <i>Upper Lake</i>. There are two fold separations that enter 1" into map image at bottom that have been repaired with archival materials.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/15/2012