Auction 159, Lot 135

"A Map of New England, and Nova Scotia; with Part of New York, Canada, and New Britain & the Adjacent Islands of New Found Land Cape Breton &c.", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Hand Color

13 x 10.6 inches
33 x 26.9 cm

This scarce map of eastern Canada and Newfoundland extends south to Long Island. It illustrates the theater of the French and Indian War at a time when the tide began to turn in favor of the British. The map depicts harbors, towns, forts, and even waterfalls. Several Indian tribal territories are named, including Chomonchouans and Atticameoueks. There is good detail of the fishing banks in the North Atlantic.

References: Kershaw #708; Sellers & Van Ee #80; Jolly #LOND-145; McCorkle #758.7.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper, now flattened with a few small spots and light offsetting at top right from an opposing page of text. A binding trim at bottom left has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/14/2016