Auction 149, Lot 133

"[Untitled - North America, Louisiana, Virginia & Carolina]", Gibson, John

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1763 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

9.5 x 7.1 inches
24.1 x 18 cm

This interesting map was issued to illustrate the part of the country that was rapidly being settled by British subjects at the conclusion of the French and Indian War. It is full of fascinating details including the locations of Indian tribes and villages, gold mines, forts, and frontier outposts. The colonies of Virginia, Carolina, and Georgia are named, as is Florida. A line along the Appalachians is labeled "Formerly the French claim'd all ye Country Westward of this Line." Large expanses of country are shown belonging to various Indian nations. In present day Texas is Country of the Cenis, Gr. Village of the Cenis, and The Garrison of the North or of St. John Baptist in the region of El Paso. A large river and lake west of the Mississippi is identified as The Great River according to M. de la Hontan. Still bound in the June 1763 issue including an "Account of the Country on both sides of the Missisippi."

References: Jolly #GENT-169; Sellers & Van Ee #109.

Condition: B

A crisp impression, issued folding on a toned sheet with faint offsetting and two short fold separations at top that do not enter the neatline.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/21/2014