"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
19.3 x 23.5 inches
49 x 59.7 cm
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.
Contemporary color on a sturdy sheet with an "MC" watermark, a hint of soiling, an old manuscript page number at top right, and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.