Auction 169, Lot 161

"Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale, Dressee d'Apres des Cartes Anglaises", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: Atlas General...

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 11 inches
31.5 x 27.9 cm

The mapmaker quickly responded to the newly formed United States by coloring the borders of the newly formed thirteen states over an earlier plate with colonial boundaries engraved. The western boundaries of the southern states stop at the Allegany Mountains except for Georgia, which shows its boundary extending off the map. Beyond the United States is the Contree des Six Nations. Numerous place names, Indian regions, forts and rivers are located on this relatively early chart of the United States. The map is surrounded by a bold decorative border, topped with a small military theme. The border was printed from a separately engraved plate, leaving a second plate mark.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #740.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark. The top and bottom margins are a bit narrow, as issued.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/12/2018