Auction 162, Lot 121

"[On 2 Sheets] Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale, qui Comprend le Canada, la Louisiane, le Labrador, le Groenland, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Floride &c. Projettee et Assujettie aux Observations", Bonne/Lattre

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1771 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Moderne...

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 11.8 inches
43.4 x 30 cm

This is the first state of this finely engraved pair of Revolutionary War maps covering the eastern parts of North America. The top sheet contains the decorative title cartouche, and covers eastern Canada and Greenland from the bottom of Hudson Bay, northward beyond the Arctic Circle to about 70 deg. N. Latitude. It includes an interesting depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay alluding to a possible passage to the Pacific. The second map covers French Louisiane and the British Colonies with their western boundary on the Mississippi River. Nice detail, particularly of the French forts and Indian villages.

References: Kershaw #473; McCorkle #771.2.

Condition: B+

Crisp impressions on sheets of watermarked paper. The top sheet has minor color offsetting along the centerfold and the lower sheet has one small spot off the coast of Virginia. Minor soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $265

Closed on 4/26/2017