Auction 167, Lot 73

One of the Most Unusual French & Indian War Period Maps

"Carte des Possessions des Anglois en Amerique, par Rapport a Leurs Differends avec la France", Back, Jean C.

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1759 (circa)

Publication: Le Point d'Appui entre la Hollande et l'Angleterre…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.9 x 7.1 inches
30.2 x 18 cm

This rare and highly unusual map depicts the east coast of North America, from mountainous Florida north to Nova Scotia. It has an unusual oblique orientation with north to the upper-right. The map is filled with uncommon and historical place names, Indian tribes, watershed, and political boundaries. In New England and Canada, the disputed claims of the British and French are shown in a variety of dotted and dashed lines dictated by Treaty of Utrecht.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding on a watermarked sheet with faint offsetting.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/28/2018

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