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Auction 148, Lot 198

"Carta delle Provincie Meridionali degli Stati-Uniti", Rochefoucald Liancourt, Francois Alexander

Subject: Southeast United States

Period: 1800 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19 x 13.5 inches
48.3 x 34.3 cm

This is a very uncommon Italian map of the southeastern region. The map covers the states of Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and part of Georgia. It provides a nice view of early settlements and roads, as well as the mountains, forests, and Indian villages. Between Tennessee and Georgia is a long strip of land labeled Territorio degli Stati Uniti. This land originally belonged to South Carolina but was ceded back to the United States in 1787, subject to Indian occupancy. Numerous Indian villages are shown, especially in the region of present-day Alabama. This map is from either an Italian edition of Francois la Rochefoucald Liancourt's Travels through the United States of North America… or Carlo Botta's Storia della Guerra dell' Independenza Degli Stati Uniti d'America. Howes does not list an Italian edition of La Rochefoucald Liancourt's book, but this map is a copy of his map.

References: cf. Howes L-106.

Condition: A

Issued folding with very faint printer's ink residue and some minor edge tears, well away from image.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/19/2014