Auction 154, Lot 106

"A Map of the British and French Settlements in North America; [Part the First] Containing Canada, Nova Scotia, New Found Land, New England, Part of New York...", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada

Period: 1755 (published)

Publication: General Magazine of Arts & Sciences

Color: Black & White

19 x 7.4 inches
48.3 x 18.8 cm

This uncommon map is one of two maps issued to accompany a 4-part account of North America. It covers Canada, New England, parts of New York and Pennsylvania, and the Great Lakes. Issued just prior to the French and Indian War, it presents a decidedly British point of view with several interesting boundaries shown, including the Bounds of the Six Nations, the Bounds of Hudson Bay by the Treaty of Utrecht and Northern Bounds of New England by Charter Nov. 3rd 1620, and which extends Westward to the Sth. Sea. The map is filled with other interesting notations and the locations of Indian tribes, villages, forts, and early settlements.

References: Jolly #GENMAS-68; Kershaw #352; McCorkle #755.6; Seller & Van Ee #81.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression issued folding, now flattened. The top of the sheet has been remargined with old paper, with a small part of the title replaced in facsimile. A few tiny fold separations have been closed with archival materials.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/16/2015