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Auction 187, Lot 192

Covens & Mortier's Map of the Southeast Issued During the French and Indian War

"Carte de la Louisiane, Maryland, Virginie, Caroline, Georgie, avec une Partie de la Floride", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau

Color: Hand Color

23.1 x 15.4 inches
58.7 x 39.1 cm
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This rare and detailed map of the Southeast covers from Delaware Bay to St. Augustine and inland to include the Mississippi valley and Natchitoches. French Louisiane occupies the country west of the Appalachians, and the conflicting claims of Britain and Spain are shown in the region of Georgia and Florida. The Granville Line is delineated in North Carolina, but the division between the Carolinas is not depicted. Numerous Indian villages are located throughout the map. The map was engraved by Jan Christian Sepp and is based on D'Anville's "Canada Louisiane et Terres Angloises" (1755).

References: Cumming (SE) #316; Sellers and Van Ee #1386.

Condition: A

A nice impression with contemporary outline color on a sturdy sheet with a "C&I Honig" watermark and a hint of toning. There are centerfold separations in the top and bottom blank margins that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $750

Closed on 4/27/2022