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Auction 184, Lot 152

"An Exact Map of the Five Great Lakes, with Part of Pensilvania, New York, Canada and Hudsons Bay Territories. From the Best Surveys", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial Central United States & Canada, Great Lakes

Period: 1778 (published)

Publication: The History of America

Color: Black & White

10.1 x 8.1 inches
25.7 x 20.6 cm
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This handsome Revolutionary War era map of the Great Lakes and their surroundings was published in William Russell's The History of America. It extends from the eastern portion of present-day Minnesota to the western corner of Pennsylvania and north to James Bay. The intricate network of waterways in the region is captured in great detail, and mountains, forts, and Indian tribes are located. Several small islands appear in Lake Superior, including Isle Royale and Isle Phelipeaux, one of the fictitious Charlevoix-Bellin islands which was mentioned in the 1783 Treaty of Paris despite its non-existence. A notation reading Bounds of the Hudsons Bay Company identifies the southern boundary of the company's terrain. Features a compass rose topped with a fleur-de-lis.

References: Kershaw #983; Phillips (Maps) p. 859.

Condition: A

A nice impression, issued folding on a bright, watermarked sheet with faint toning and some chips in the bottom blank margin where the map was removed from the book.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/15/2021