Auction 148, Lot 123

"A Map of the British & French Plantations in North America", Anon.

Subject: Colonial United States & Canada

Period: 1755 (published)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Hand Color

10.4 x 8.3 inches
26.4 x 21.1 cm

This charming little map of New England and northeastern Canada covers from Long Island through the coast of Labrador. New England consists of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusets Bay, New Hampshire and York County. The title cartouche was meant to serve as the title for three maps published in the July, August and September editions of the magazine. Together those maps covered the entire American theater of the Seven Years War or French and Indian War.

References: Jolly #LOND-96; Kershaw #351; McCorkle #755-28; Sellers & Van Ee #65.

Condition: A

Issued folding with faint offsetting from an opposing text page. A binding trim at lower left, resulting in minute loss of neatline, has been professionally replaced with old paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/19/2014