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Auction 161, Lot 165

"[Untitled - North America, Louisiana, Virginia & Carolina]", Gibson, John

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States

Period: 1763 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7.1 inches
24.1 x 18 cm
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This interesting map was issued to illustrate the part of Louisiana being rapidly settled by British subjects at the conclusion of the French and Indian War. It is full of fascinating details including the locations of Indian tribes and villages, gold mines, forts, and frontier outposts. The colonies of Virginia, Carolina, and Georgia are named, as is Florida. A line along the Appalachians is labeled "Formerly the French claim'd all ye Country Westward of this Line." Large expanses of country are shown belonging to various Indian nations. In present day Texas is Country of the Cenis, Gr. Village of the Cenis, and The Garrison of the North or of St. John Baptist in the region of El Paso. A large river and lake west of the Mississippi is identified as The Great River according to M. de la Hontan.

References: Jolly #GENT-169; Sellers & Van Ee #109.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened, with minor offsetting from an opposing page of text and light toning along the edges of the sheet. The folds have been archivally reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/8/2017