Auction 149, Lot 84

"An Accurate Map of North America Drawn from the Sieur Robert, with Improvements", Rollos, George

Subject: North America

Period: 1759 (published)

Publication: Geographical Dictionary

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.6 x 7.5 inches
29.5 x 19.1 cm

This uncommon map is after Robert de Vaugondy's larger map of North America and features a very decorative title cartouche. It illustrates the continent after the conclusion of the French and Indian War. The colonies of Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia are named and each extends fully to the Mississippi River. Georgia occupies Florida's panhandle. Much of the west contains erroneous mountain ranges. California is named with New Albion in its northern reaches. Quivira is in the area of today's Montana and the Dakotas with the large blank area above simply labeled Parts Unknown. Texas is Senis. The 1603 discovery of Martin d'Aguilar is shown north of Cape Mendocino with an open inlet holding out the belief in a Northwest Passage

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Condition: A

Marginal soiling.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $65

Closed on 5/21/2014

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