Auction 149, Lot 116

"An Exact Map of the Five Great Lakes, with Part of Pensilvania, New York, Canada and Hudsons Bay Territories. From the Best Surveys", Lodge, J.

Subject: Colonial Great Lakes, Canada

Period: 1778 (published)

Publication: The History of America...

Color: Black & White

10.1 x 8.2 inches
25.7 x 20.8 cm

This handsome Revolutionary War era map of the Great Lakes and their surroundings was published in William Russell's The History of America. It extends from the eastern portion of present-day Minnesota to the western corner of Pennsylvania and north to James Bay. The intricate network of waterways in the region is captured in great detail, and mountains, forts, and Indian tribes are located. Several small islands appear in Lake Superior, including Isle Royale and Isle Phelipeaux, one of the fictitious Charlevoix-Bellin islands which was mentioned in the 1783 Treaty of Paris despite its non-existence. A note reading Bounds of the Hudsons Bay Company identifies the southern boundary of the company's terrain. Features a compass rose topped with a fleur-de-lis.

References: Phillips (M) p. 859.

Condition: B

A nice impression remargined with old paper at bottom and in the top right corner, with small portions of the neatline done in facsimile at top. There are also a handful of small holes within the neatline at top that do not impact the map image itself.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/21/2014