Auction 149, Lot 113

"[Lot of 2] The British Governments in Nth. America Laid Down Agreeable to the Proclamation of Octr. 7, 1763 [and] [October and December 1763 Issues of Gentleman's Magazine]", Gibson, John

Subject: Colonial United States & Canada

Period: 1763 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

9.3 x 8 inches
23.6 x 20.3 cm

This great map was designed to illustrate the new boundaries established at the end of the French and Indian War when England came into possession of the former French and Spanish settlements in Canada and Florida. It covers the east coast from Newfoundland down the coast to East and West Florida, the Bahamas, inland including the Great Lakes and French Louisiana. The large Lands Reserved for the Indians lies west of the Appalachians. Each colony is shown with a wide engraved line. Large inset illustrates Bermuda or Summer Islands. Compass rose with the fleur-de-lis decorate the strong engraving. Still bound in the October 1763 issue of Gentleman's Magazine, which is included here along with the complete, disbound December 1763 issue, featuring articles on Queen Christina of Sweden, a written tour of the city of Canterbury, an army physician's notes on diseases, and more.

References: Fite & Freeman #55; Jolly #GENT-170; McCorkle #763.3; Sellers & Van Ee #110.

Condition: B

Issued folding with light toning and offsetting. Trimmed to the neatline at top right and bottom left, with part of the neatline missing along the sheet's lower edge, apparently as issued.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 5/21/2014