Auction 142, Lot 129

"[Des Possessions Francoises Aujourd'hui sous la Domination Angloises...]", Clouet, Jean Baptiste Louis

Subject: Colonial United States & Canada

Period: 1767 (circa)

Publication: Geographie Moderne

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.8 x 12.4 inches
55.4 x 31.5 cm

This simple, yet interesting, map illustrates the French and British possessions in the eastern part of North America. The British colonies stretch from Florida to Newfoundland and are confined east of the Appalachian and Allegheny mountains. Louisiana takes in the entire region west of the mountains. The most interesting feature of the map is a system of lakes and rivers stretching from Lake Superior toward the Pacific - forming the elusive Northwest Passage. The map is flanked by columns of French text that describe the colonial possessions, major settlements and indigenous people.

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Condition: A

Original color on watermarked paper with minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/28/2012

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