Auction 156, Lot 125

"Charte von dem Engellaendischen u. Franzoesischen Besitzungen in Nord America", Schreiber, Johann Georg

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1753 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Selectus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.6 x 6.9 inches
24.4 x 17.5 cm

This boldly engraved map details the British and French colonies in North America on the eve of the French & Indian War. The coloring distinguishes the disputed region between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. The newly formed (1752) colony of Georgia is included in the list of English colonies at lower right. The large Louisiane region east of the Mississippi is filled with Indian tribes and villages.

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Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with one small spot adjacent to key at bottom right. Professionally backed with Japanese tissue to repair a small separation at a fold intersection (with tiny bit of paper loss), else very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/17/2016

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