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Auction 153, Lot 180

"[Canada Louisiane et Terres Angloises - Southeastern Sheet]", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1755 (circa)

Publication: Atlas General

Color: Black & White

25.4 x 15.6 inches
64.5 x 39.6 cm

This is the southwestern sheet of D'Anville's four-sheet map of Eastern North America. It covers the region from west of the Mississippi River at Natchitoches to the east coast from St. Augustine north to Wilmington, Delaware. The map provides an excellent depiction of the river systems and topography, and locates numerous Indian tribes and place names along the coast.

The complete map was based in part on Mitchell's famous map of the United States which appeared earlier in the same year. D'Anville developed his version of the map with an emphasis on French influence on the area, omitting Mitchell's legend, references to English factories in the disputed trans-Allegheny area, and drew on French sources for additional details over the Mitchell map.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #17; Cumming (SE) #296;Tooley (Amer) p.316.

Condition: A

A strong, dark impression on clean, watermarked paper with a tiny amount of faint offsetting and minor soiling in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/20/2015