Auction 172, Lot 97

"Nieuwe Kaart van de Grootbrittannische Volkplantingen in Noord America...", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1755 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 14.4 inches
45.2 x 36.6 cm

This is a handsome illustration of the British and French possessions at the beginning of the French and Indian War. It is a very detailed map of the disputed region between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian and Allegheny Mountains, which is graphically depicted and delineated by a dashed line for the French claims and a dotted line for the British claims. The frontier forts of both nations are located, as are colonial settlements and Indian villages. The imaginary islands in Lake Superior are evident, including I. Philippeaux, Ponchartrain, and St. Anne. The map was based on information from John Mitchell's great map of North America. This map first appeared in Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordige Staat van Groot Brittannie, a two-volume set that was published in 1754-55.

References: McCorkle #755.39 &769.1; Sellers and Van Ee #63.

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a short, archivally repaired tear in the right blank margin and heavy toning confined to the far left edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $400

Closed on 4/17/2019