Auction 170, Lot 100

"L'Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principaux Etats", Laporte, Joseph de

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Moderne Portatif

Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 7 inches
22.4 x 17.8 cm

This uncommon small map of the continent shows the imaginary Mer de l'Ouest and a Northwest Passage stretching from Baffin Bay to the Archipel St. Lazare. There is not yet any sign of a recognizable Alaska. The British colonies are confined on the eastern seaboard with the huge French Louisiana territory stretching to the Pacific Northwest. Ft. Cenis is located in present-day Texas, and Habitations de Francois refugies appear above Charleston. The simple title cartouche features two Native Americans. The map is apparently based on Janvier's map of the same title.

References: McGuirk #169.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with minor offsetting and a fold separation at bottom right that has been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/14/2018