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Auction 189, Lot 174

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

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

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1758 (dated)


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).


Condition: A

A sharp impression with contemporary outline color on a sturdy sheet with a "C & I Honig" watermark. There is a printer's crease along the centerfold and light soiling that is almost entirely confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 9/14/2022