Auction 163, Lot 62

"A New and Correct Map of North America in Which the Places of the Principal Engagements During the Present War, Are Accurately Inserted", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1780 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
15.1 x 10.9 inches
38.4 x 27.7 cm

According to Jolly, this is an early state of the map which shows the British view of their colonies during the American Revolution. Based on the cartography of Thomas Jefferys, the map covers from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico and provides many details about the frontier wilderness, including numerous early forts, Indian villages and tribal territories. The mythical islands in Lake Superior are a hold-over from earlier French cartographers. Earl Granville's Property in North Carolina is shown extending beyond the Mississippi River. Published by Richardson & Urquhart.

References: Jolly #POL-5; Phillips (Maps) p. 590.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light toning, some soiling at top left, and a couple of short fold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape. There is a binding trim at top right and a short binding tear that has also been closed on verso with archival tape. There are several small remnants of non-archival tape along the edges of the sheet on verso.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/14/2017

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