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Auction 181, Lot 106

"Nieuwe Kaart van de Grootbrittannische Volkplantingen in Noord America waar in Tevens de Fransche Bezittingen en de Landen...", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1755 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 14.5 inches
45.7 x 36.8 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. Despite the 1755 date, McCorkle claims that the map first appeared in 1769 in Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas. However, we have found examples of the map 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, now flattened, with faint offsetting. There is a professionally repaired binding trim at right with an associated repaired tear that just passes the neatline.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $650

Closed on 2/10/2021