Auction 148, Lot 124

"A New and Accurate Map of the Present War in North America", Hinton, John

Subject: Colonial United States & Canada

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Black & White

14.3 x 10.8 inches
36.3 x 27.4 cm

This uncommon French and Indian War map would have provided an invaluable glimpse into the war for readers across the Atlantic. The map covers the region from Boston north to Quebec, and goes as far west as Lake Ontario. There is excellent detail of the area, with many rivers, lakes, towns, and cities identified. Various forts and camps are located, and a note in New Hampshire indicates a Barrier against the Indians. Indian territories are labeled, with the Iroquois apparent as the dominant tribe in the vicinity. A decorative title cartouche adorns the bottom right corner. Engraved by R.W. Seale.

References: Jolly #UNIV-58; Sellers & van Ee #79.

Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened on watermarked paper with a 1" binding tear that has been archivally repaired and a couple of minor spots. The margins have been trimmed close to the neatline. A faint wash color has been applied to the Massachusetts Bay and Sagadahook regions.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/19/2014