Auction 139, Lot 130

"Carte de la Partie Septentrionale des Etats Unis, comprenant le Canada, La Nouvelle Ecosse, New Hampshire, Massachuset's Bay, Rhode-Island, Connecticut, New-Yorck, Etat de Vermont avec partie de Pensilvanie et de New-Jersey", Tardieu, Pierre Francois

Subject: Eastern Canada & United States

Period: 1797 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique et Politique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 12.5 inches
42.7 x 31.8 cm

Finely detailed map of the Northeast extending from Philadelphia up the coast to Ile d'Anticosti and the mouth of the St. Lawrence, and inland to show part of Lake Ontario. Fine detail particularly along the Hudson River locates scores of towns and villages, shows roads, mountains and watershed. Four distance scales at upper left and a simple block-style title cartouche. Longitude is measured from Paris on the lower scale and from Isle de Fer at top. Engraved by Andre and published by Chanlaire & Mentelle.

References: McCorkle #797.5.

Condition: B+

Thick, bluish hand-laid paper with wide, original margins. There is one minute hole at top left caused by a paper flaw, and light toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/15/2012

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