Lot 139
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Covens & Mortier's Map of the Southeast Issued During the French and Indian War

"Carte de la Louisiane, Maryland, Virginie, Caroline, Georgie, avec une Partie de la Floride", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1758 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.1 x 15.4 inches
58.7 x 39.1 cm

This rare and detailed map of the Southeast covers from Delaware Bay to St. Augustine and inland to include the Mississippi valley and Natchitoches. French Louisiane occupies the country west of the Appalachians, and the conflicting claims of Britain and Spain are shown in the region of Georgia and Florida. The Granville Line is delineated in North Carolina, but the division between the Carolinas is not depicted. Numerous Indian villages are located throughout the map. The map was engraved by Jan Christian Sepp and is based on D'Anville's "Canada Louisiane et Terres Angloises" (1755).

See also lot 698 for William Cumming's The Southeast in Early Maps... that discusses this map.

References: Cumming (SE) #316; Sellers and Van Ee #1386.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with contemporary outline color on a sturdy sheet with a "C & I Honig" watermark and light marginal soiling.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Price: $900

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