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Auction 164, Lot 175

"Carte Reduite des Cotes Orientales de l'Amerique Septentrionale Contenant Partie du Nouveau Jersey, la Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale...", Sartine

Subject: Mid-Atlantic & Southeast United States

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
33.5 x 22.6 inches
85.1 x 57.4 cm

This is the later Italian re-engraving of this large, handsome, and important Revolutionary War chart. It was originally published by the Depot de la Marine for the French fleet when the focus of the war shifted to the south. The chart extends from Delaware Bay and Philadelphia south through much of Georgia to Amelia Island and St. Johns River. It provides excellent detail along the coast, particularly in Chesapeake Bay. Surprisingly, it also provides great detail inland to the Appalachians and extends west to Fort Necessity and the Ohio River in Western Virginia. The map shows early county names throughout the region, as well as early roads, Indian tribes, towns, mountains and rivers. Numerous native tribes are noted and the location of the Catawba Indians Catawbaw Town is shown south of Charlotte, SC. Two Quaker meeting houses are shown east of Salem, NC.

References:

Condition: B

A dark impression with scattered foxing. There are light dampstains in the top blank margin, and the left blank margin is soiled with several small chips and edge tears away from the image.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/13/2017

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