"Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale, qui Comprend le Cours de l'Ohio, la Nlle. Angleterre, la Nlle York, le New Jersey, la Pensylvanie, le Maryland la Virginie, la Caroline", Robert de Vaugondy
Subject: Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Period: 1788 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
24.4 x 18.8 inches
62 x 47.8 cm
Beautifully engraved large map of the colonies between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and the Atlantic with an inset at upper left that continues the main map from Cape Fear south through the Carolinas and Georgia to F. St. Georges. It is based on the seminal map by John Mitchell that was published in the same year this plate was initially engraved. The mapping of the trans-Allegheny and Great Lakes regions and in the interior of New England is of particular interest, for this shows some of the earliest accurate information of these regions incorporating data from the Mitchell, Evans, and Fry-Jefferson maps. Also of great interest is the region known as the Forks of the Ohio (confluence of the Allegheny and Monomgahela rivers) and the location of French Fort Duquesne – the region hotly disputed during the French and Indian War. This is the second state with the final line below the title "Avec Privilege 1755" removed. The 1763 Treat of Paris boundary is shown as a dotted line stretching to the Mississippi. Pennsylvania extends to take in most or present-day New York, and in New England, New-Hamp-Shire and Prov. De Sagadahock have been added. A handsome title cartouche engraved by Groux fills the Atlantic.
References: Cumming (SE) #295; McCorkle #755-37; Pedley #469; Sellers & Van Ee #718.
A nice impression on a thick sheet with large watermarks that read “A [heart] Tamizier Auvergne” and “A fin de 1788.” There is light scattered foxing, much of it concentrated in the margins, and a few tiny centerfold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape.