Auction 145, Lot 175

"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle York, Nouvelle Jersey, et Pensilvanie", Bertholon, C.

Subject: New England & Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1799 (published)

Publication: Atlas Moderne Portatif

Color: Black & White

8.7 x 7 inches
22.1 x 17.8 cm

Uncommon, small map with odd boundaries, dating to the end of the Revolutionary War. Each state appears as an amorphous strip stretching north-south, reflecting France's lack of knowledge of colonial boundaries. In New England, Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire seem to have been added to the plate, and are spelled Massachusset Bay and Hew Hampshire. The map is a close copy of Joseph La Porte's 1780 map of the same title, with a simplified cartouche and the change of Possessions Angloises in the Atlantic to Etats Unis reflecting the French support for American independence.

References: cf. McCorkle #780.2.

Condition: B+

A slightly uneven impression.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/12/2013