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Auction 183, Lot 88

Rare, Multi-Lingual Reduced Version of Faden's Map of 1783

"Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America. Nach der von Wm. Faden 1783 herausgegebenen Charte / Les Etats Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale d'Apres la Carte de Wm. Faden Publiee a Londres en 1783...", Sotzmann, Daniel Friedrich

Subject: Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1785 (published)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.6 inches
25.4 x 19.3 cm
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This multi-lingual map is a reduced version of William Faden's important map from 1783. Although the title is in both German and French, the inset is in German only, the legend and note at bottom are both in French, and the place names on the map are in English. The map identifies the new boundaries based on the 1783 Treaty of Paris, with British territory in pink, Spanish in green, and American in yellow. The lighter yellow region west of the Appalachian mountains is noted as "wild" with numerous Indian tribes located. A note in present-day Missouri states "Country full of mines" and another in present-day Iowa states "Extensive meadows full of buffaloes." Lake Superior is filled with large islands. The small inset depicts the new boundaries and fishing grounds in Newfoundland based on the Treaty of Paris, with France given the region marked in yellow (described as orange on the map) and Britain and the Americans gaining the region in pink (described as red on the map). Engraved by Joseph Marianus. This map was originally published by Sotzmann in 1784 in his Historisch-Genealogischer Calender and then appeared again in Matthias S. Sprengel's Geschichte der Revolution von Nord-America in 1785. A fascinating and scarce map.

References: McCorkle #784.12; Sellers & Van Ee #753.

Condition: A

A nice impression with contemporary color on a watermarked sheet, issued folding. There are a couple of tiny spots of foxing along several folds.

Estimate: $650 - $800

Sold for: $475

Closed on 6/9/2021