Auction 139, Lot 129

"A Map of New England, and Nova Scotia; with Part of New York, Canada, and New Britain & the Adjacent Islands of New Found Land Cape Breton &c.", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial Eastern Canada & United States

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Black & White

13 x 10.8 inches
33 x 27.4 cm

This scarce map of eastern Canada and Newfoundland extends south to Long Island. It illustrates the theater of the French and Indian War at a time when the tide began to turn in favor of the British. The map depicts harbors, towns, forts, and even waterfalls. Several Indian tribal territories are named, including Chomonchouans and Atticameoueks. There is good detail of the fishing banks in the North Atlantic.

References: Kershaw #708; Sellers & Van Ee #80; Jolly LOND-145; McCorkle #758.7.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with a few minute splits at fold intersections. Several folds are reinforced with tissue on verso. Trimmed close to neatline at left.

Estimate: $375 - $450


Closed on 2/15/2012