Auction 140, Lot 174

"Carte de la Caroline Meridionale et Septentrionale et de la Virginie", Tardieu, Pierre Francois

Subject: Southeast United States

Period: 1797 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique et Politique

Color: Hand Color

17 x 12.8 inches
43.2 x 32.5 cm

The map shows all of North and South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, with portions of New Jersey and Georgia. Good detail in the states with many roads and settlements located. The Chesapeake is well shown. The huge region to the west has early topography and watershed, but is virtually devoid of settlement except for a few forts and some interesting place names like Hurricane Tom's. Four distance scales and longitude is noted from both Paris and the Isle de Fer. Published by Chanlaire & Mentelle.


Condition: A

Fine, thick paper with very wide margins and deckle edged. Nice impression and color. There are binding holes in the left margin, well away from the image, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 5/23/2012