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Auction 183, Lot 132

"Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle York, Nouvelle Jersey, et Pensilvanie", Laporte, Joseph de

Subject: New England - United States

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Moderne Portatif…

Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 7 inches
22.1 x 17.8 cm
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This uncommon and small Revolutionary War-era map features odd boundaries. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Nouvelle Angleterre all appear as an amorphous strip stretching north-south, reflecting France's lack of knowledge of colonial boundaries. The Susquehanna River is called the Chesapeake, and the Schuylkill River is called the Perquemuk. This map is from the original plate, which is much less common than the later variant with Etats-Unis replacing Possessions Angloises in the Atlantic.


Condition: A

A crisp impression with minor marginal toning.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/9/2021