Auction 139, Lot 176

"Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle Ultime Osservazioni - Quinto Foglio che Comprende la Georgia, e parte della Carolina con, la Florida", Cassini, Giovanni Maria

Subject: Southeast United States

Period: 1797 (dated)

Publication: Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale

Color: Hand Color

19 x 13.5 inches
48.3 x 34.3 cm

This uncommon map was part of Cassini's six-sheet representation of the settled portions of North America. Cassini drew largely from the Zatta-Mitchell map of North America. This sheet is focused on the southeastern region of present-day Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. The native tribes are noted, and the forts and roads are located along with a number of towns. The map is decorated with a landscape cartouche featuring fishermen.

References: Portinaro & Knirsch CLXVIII.

Condition: B

Watermarked paper with wide margins, scattered foxing, and light toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400

Sold for: $800

Closed on 2/15/2012