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Auction 190, Lot 129

"Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale, Dressee d'Apres des Cartes Anglaises", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1784 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 11.3 inches
32 x 28.7 cm
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The mapmaker quickly responded to the newly formed United States by engraving the borders of the newly formed thirteen states over an earlier plate with colonial boundaries. The western boundaries of the southern states stop at the Allegany Mountains except for Georgia, which shows its boundary extending off the map. Beyond the United States is the Contree des Six Nations. Numerous place names, Indian regions, forts and rivers are located on this relatively early map of the United States. It is surrounded by a bold decorative border, topped with a small military theme. The border was printed from a separately engraved plate, leaving a second plate mark.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #740.

Condition: A

Contemporary color on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/16/2022