Auction 142, Lot 142

"A New and Correct Map of the British Colonies in North America Comprehending Eastern Canada with the Province of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, ... Newfoundland: with the Adjacent States of New England, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey", Laurie & Whittle

Subject: Eastern Canada & United States

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: A New and Elegant Imperial Sheet Atlas

Color: Hand Color

25.8 x 18.5 inches
65.5 x 47 cm

This detailed map includes eastern Canada with Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland together with New England, New York, New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The great fishing banks are graphically depicted. There are numerous interesting notations throughout, e.g., "This vast Tract of Land, which is the Antient Couchsachrage one of the Four Beaver-Hunting Countries of the Six Nations, is not yet Surveyed" and "Col. Arnold's Rout [sic] in 1775" referring to Benedict Arnold's winter campaign at the start of the American Revolution. The title cartouche is surmounted by a beaver.

References: Stevens & Tree (MCC-39) #65-c.

Condition: B

Full original color on watermarked paper with toning along centerfold, minor offsetting, and light, scattered foxing. There are a couple of short centerfold separations and tiny adjacent tears that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/28/2012