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Auction 176, Lot 94

"Carte Nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise Contenant Tout ce que les Anglois Possedent sur le Continent de l'Amerique Septentrionale Savoir le Canada, la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie, les Treize Provinces Unies...", Lotter, Mathias Albrecht

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1776 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 23.8 inches
49.5 x 60.5 cm
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This handsome map was issued shortly before the outbreak of the American Revolution and was included in Lotter's Atlas Geographique, Seutter's Grosser Atlas, and composite atlases throughout the conflict. The map covers the region from James Bay through Newfoundland in the north and to the northern part of Florida in the south. It reflects German interests in America with numerous cities and towns, forts, trails, Indian villages, and tribal territories. The colonial borders are quite inaccurate, as is common with a number of German maps of the period. The large and ornate cartouche incorporates the British coat of arms and names the thirteen colonies.

References: McCorkle #776.19; Sellers & Van Ee #141.

Condition: B+

Contemporary color in the map with later color in the cartouche and light soiling. There are professional repairs to several separations along the centerfold and two holes in unengraved areas of the map (and therefore without loss of image), as well as to a number of small chips and tears along the edges of the sheet, with a few tears extending up to 1" into the image.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $650

Closed on 2/12/2020