Auction 150, Lot 130

"The British Governments in Nth. America Laid Down Agreeable to the Proclamation of Oct. 7. 1763", Gibson, John

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1763 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

9.3 x 7.9 inches
23.6 x 20.1 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.

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

Condition: B

Issued folding with light toning, some minor offsetting, and faint soiling. The neatline has been trimmed at top, as issued.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/17/2014