Auction 161, Lot 138

"Carte Nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise Contenant tout ce que les Anglois Possedent sur le Continent de l'Amerique Septentrionale Savoir le Canada...", Lotter, Mathias Albrecht

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1776 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.4 x 23.7 inches
49.3 x 60.2 cm

This handsome map was issued shortly before the outbreak of the American Revolution and was included in Lotter's Atlas Geographique, Seutter's Grosser Atlas, and composite atlases throughout the conflict. The map covers the region from James Bay through Newfoundland in the north and to the northern part of Florida in the south. It reflects German interests in America with numerous cities and towns, forts, trails, Indian villages, and tribal territories. The colonial borders are quite inaccurate, as is common with a number of German maps of the period. The large and ornate cartouche incorporates the British coat of arms and names the thirteen colonies.

References: McCorkle #776.19; Sellers & Van Ee #141.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with expert and nearly invisible repairs to a tear in an unengraved area of the Atlantic, to the left of the title.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Unsold

Closed on 2/8/2017

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