Auction 154, Lot 102

"Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Divises en 13 Provinces avec Leurs Limites, Suivant le Traite de Paix fait le 20 Janvier 1783", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1791 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 8.1 inches
23.6 x 20.6 cm

This is an early map of the newly created United States. The map shows the eastern seaboard as far north as Newfoundland and to the Mississippi River in the west. The southern portion of Florida is fragmented into numerous waterways. Western Florida extends to the Mississippi River. The oversized Pennsylvania extends to about 43°, joining the northern shore of Lake Erie. Filled with many Indian tribes including the Mohawks in northern New York and Cherakees around present-day Tennessee. This map is a slight variation from the reference - it is from the same plate which was re-engraved to remove "Par LaMarche Geogr?" with the erasure still slightly visible. The new city of Washington has been added to the map, which was named in 1791 by three commissioners overseeing the construction of the capital. The dating on the map refers to the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolution. Longitude west from Paris displayed at bottom, east from l'Isle de Fer at top.

References: cf. McCorkle #783.12.

Condition: A

Original outline color with minor soiling and a short centerfold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/16/2015