"Carte de la Virginie et du Mariland", Laporte, Joseph de
Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Period: 1770 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Moderne Portatif...
Color: Black & White
8.6 x 7 inches
21.8 x 17.8 cm
This is an early edition of an uncommon map of the Mid-Atlantic region. Maryland is an ill-defined wedge between Virginia and Pennsylvania and does not extend beyond the Appalachians. Maryland's most prominent settlement is St. Marie, the colony's first capital. The Delaware boundary indicated on the map was made following the conclusion of a long land dispute between Lord Baltimore and the Penn family in 1760. Strangely, Philadelphia is missing from the map while Alexandria is also called Belhaven. The colonies are labeled Possessions Angloises, and Louisiane is clearly marked on the western slope of the Allagany Montagnes. There is not a great deal of detail, but there are some interesting names including the Tabaco Montagnes.
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with scattered foxing mostly at bottom.