Auction 139, Lot 165

"Carte de la Pensilvanie", Anon.

Subject: Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1756 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 10 inches
19.1 x 25.4 cm

This fascinating and scarce map first appeared in the abridged French translation of William Smith's A brief view of the conduct of Pennsylvania, for the year 1755…. Although the original English version contained no maps, the translator, the Abbé J.I. de La Ville, added this map in addition to two others. This map also appeared in Histoire naturelle et politique de la Pensylvanie by Jacques Philibert Rousselot de Sugy. The map shows parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware, and illustrates the region during the French and Indian War. Delaware is named Pensilvanie Inferieure. The map provides a detailed view of the extent of colonial settlement and the Indian villages on the frontier

References: Philips (Maps) p. 673-74.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed with minute holes at two fold intersections, only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/15/2012