Auction 140, Lot 159

"Mappa Geographica Provinciae novae Eboraci ab Anglis New-York …Nova Jersey…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1778 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 27.8 inches
56.9 x 70.6 cm

Handsome Revolutionary War period map of the region between Delaware Bay and Boston Harbor, north to include Montreal and west to the Finger Lakes district in New York. Based on the survey of the region by Claude Sauthier compiled between 1771 and 1774, the map provides excellent information including topographical detail, towns, forts, churches, roads, ferries, mills, and taverns. It shows Dartmouth College and the settlements along the northern part of the Connecticut River. The disputed lines of partition between New York and New Jersey are shown, as are boundaries of Pennsylvania with the Six Nations and other early boundaries. Printed on two sheets, joined as issued.

References: McCorkle #778.19; Sellers & Van Ee #1049.

Condition: B

There are a few small abrasions (along neatline at left and in the bottom portion of the image), and two damp stains in the upper blank margin not affecting the image. There is a spot of printer's ink residue in the image and along the plate mark in the blank margins. Backed with nineteenth century paper by a binder to repair a split centerfold and incorporate a new binding.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800


Closed on 5/23/2012