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Auction 184, Lot 150

"Carta Rappresentante i Cinque Laghi del Canada", Pazzi, Giuseppe

Subject: Colonial Central United States & Canada, Great Lakes

Period: 1763 (circa)

Publication: Gazzettiere Americano

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 10 inches
18.8 x 25.4 cm
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This is an early Italian map showing the Great Lakes region. While all of the lakes are represented, the shorelines are somewhat distorted. Lake Huron is too far to the north while Lake Ontario is too wide. Numerous Indian tribes are named such as the "Irocchesi" and "Algonquini" and many forts are located. Boundaries are noted with small dotted lines. Engraved by A. Scacciati.

References: Kershaw #969.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a professionally repaired clean cut at center. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/15/2021