Auction 139, Lot 127

"A New and Correct Map of the British Colonies in North America Comprehending Eastern Canada with the Province of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, ...Newfoundland: with the Adjacent States of New England, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey", Laurie & Whittle

Subject: Canada & United States

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: A New and Elegant Imperial Sheet Atlas

Color: Hand Color

26.5 x 18.8 inches
67.3 x 47.8 cm

This detailed map includes eastern Canada with Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland together with New England, New York, New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The great fishing banks are graphically depicted. There are numerous interesting notations throughout, e.g., "This vast Tract of Land, which is the Antient Couchsachrage one of the Four Beaver-Hunting Countries of the Six Nations, is not yet Surveyed" and "Col. Arnold's Rout [sic] in 1775" referring to Benedict Arnold's winter campaign at the start of the American Revolution. The title cartouche is surmounted by a beaver.

References: Stevens & Tree #65-c.

Condition: A

A fine impression with light offsetting and a faint printer's crease adjacent to centerfold at bottom. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/15/2012